Join Dementia Research
Celebrating the 5th anniversary of Join Dementia Research
Five years on from the national launch of Join Dementia Research, we look back at the service’s incredible impact and some of the exciting research taking place that you could get involved in.
Why is a lumbar puncture used in dementia?
Dr Cath Mummery aims to answer your questions about lumbar punctures, what the procedure involves and why it is used.
Volunteering for dementia research
This is the fun and fascinating world of dementia research.
The Power of Big Data
It’s the hot topic, the subject dominating much of this month’s news. Data. Your data. How it is used, how it is stored, who gets to access it, and for what purpose.
Ever considered volunteering for research?
We have seen a lot in the news over the last few months about recently published dementia research studies. This might have got you thinking, how do I get involved in research?
Right patient, right treatment, right time
Our brains are highly complex organs, housed in the protection of the skull and behind a defence from the rest of the body called the blood brain barrier. These defences present a challenge not only to doctors trying to make a diagnosis, but also to scientists trying to understand and treat these diseases.
New Year’s Resolution: Get involved in dementia research
It’s that time of year again where we all start to think about what we can do to be better people. I’ve gone for the classics; I’m going to start at the gym, sort my diet out, and sign up to help make breakthroughs possible!
Dementia research: taking part in a study
Join dementia research allows you to register to take part in dementia studies so that researchers can contact you with projects you might be suitable for.
Championing ‘Join dementia research’
Susie has been involved in ‘Join dementia research’ from the start, helping the service to meet the needs of people who want to take part in research.
Linking researchers with ideal patients
JDR is an excellent way of recruiting patients, as it matches the study with appropriate patients. It’s an excellent source of volunteers.