Join Dementia Research
Contact: Name: Ken Oxley 0191 2983989 / 07483 926575
Alzheimer’s Society has reached an important milestone in its bid to advance research into dementia.
Our ambitious initiative – Join Dementia Research – has now signed up more than 10,000 participants.
Launched in 2015, the service aims to accelerate dementia research by making it easier for people to find out about studies they may be able to take part in, and helping researchers to link up with them.
Working like a matchmaking service, members of the public simply register with Join Dementia Research by providing a little information about themselves.
They can then be contacted about suitable studies in their area and decide whether or not they want to be involved.
There are many different types of research, from the latest drug trials to surveys trying to understand how to improve quality of life for people with dementia and their loved ones.
There are an estimated 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, almost 5,000 of them in Northumberland. And the national figure is set to exceed one million by 2021.
Indeed, dementia is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer, with someone developing it every three minutes.
This is why research is so important and why, as impressive as our latest milestone is, we need more people to sign up to Join Dementia Research.
Many of those who have say it has empowered them and given them a sense of purpose – a feeling that they are giving something back to future generations.
Our researchers are seeking new participants all the time, including those without dementia.
For more information search online for Join Dementia Research or visit https://www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk/
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