Sign up to dementia research at your Virgin Money Lounge

Posted on 13th December 2018

People can now sign up to take part in groundbreaking dementia research at the Virgin Money Lounge in Glasgow. Lounges across the country are now home to Join Dementia Research kiosks, where people can register their interest to take part in research studies close to them.

Join Dementia Research works like a matchmaking service, giving members of the public a chance to simply register their interest in getting involved in research with some information about themselves, and they can then be contacted when suitable studies open in their local area. If matched, volunteers can decide whether or not they want to take part in a study, choosing on a case-by-case basis.

There are lots of different types of research. Studies can include anything from latest drug trials to surveys trying to understand how to improve quality of life for people with dementia and their loved ones.

The Virgin Money Lounges are supporting the Dementia Revolution, a one-year campaign that has seen Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK join forces to become the Charity of the Year for Virgin Money as well as the official charity of the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The campaign is aiming to raise £3.5m to help fund the most ambitious dementia research endeavour the UK has ever seen, the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI).

At the Lounge in Queen Street people can also watch a film about the personal impact of dementia and the desperate need for a cure, along with a closer look at where we are today in terms of research progress and the groundbreaking work taking place at the UK DRI.

Former Apprentice winner, Mark Wright, who is a supporter of the Dementia Revolution, said:

“There are currently so few treatments available for people who are living with dementia and we must do everything we can to change that. This is a cause very close to my heart and that’s why I’m calling on people to visit their local Virgin Money Lounge to sign up to Join Dementia Research. We need more people with and without dementia to get involved in research, so we can unlock new understanding about the condition and find those desperately-needed treatments.”

Iain McGregor, Events & Promotions Manager at the Glasgow Lounge, said:

“We’re so proud to have the Join Dementia Research kiosk in our Lounge, as it’s a fantastic way to be able to support the Dementia Revolution and give people the chance to do their bit to help find a cure. We’d encourage everyone to drop in to find out more about the initiative.”

To sign up online or to find out more about Join Dementia Research visit: www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk

Find out more about the Dementia Revolution here: www.dementiarevolution.org

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