Are JDR Kiosks effective at engaging the public in dementia research?

16 August 2018

Join Dementia Research (JDR) is promoted through a range of channels including NHS healthcare services, charities, public champions, social media and advertising. However, with a high dependence on staff discussing the service with patients, and on leaflets and paper based materials, we wanted to explore alternative ways to engage patients and encourage registration. This is […]

July Volunteer Statistics Published

1 August 2018

The latest Join Dementia Research volunteer registration data has been published today. July 2018 highlights: 552 (-40 on June 2018) new volunteers registered, including 97 (was 83 in June) people with a dementia diagnosis Over 50% of people with dementia registering this month, list GP / Memory Clinic as their source, however ‘other’ stands out […]

Raising Awareness about Dementia Research in Tees, Esk, and Wear Valleys

20 July 2018

Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust are committed to raise awareness about Join Dementia Research, so that people living with dementia know about research and how they can take part in studies. Lauren Roberts, a Research Assistant at TEWV, shares the various approaches that are currently being undertaken to achieve this goal.

NHS Fylde and Wyre Breaks into the top 10 for CCG % of people with Dementia on Join Dementia Research

9 July 2018

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG are one of the three areas working with the NIHR as exemplars for  embedding the promotion of Join Dementia Research into normal care pathways – delivered as part of the Embedding Research in Care (ERICA) Project. Since April 2018 the Trust has been piloting […]

Bringing a County Together to Champion Join Dementia Research

4 July 2018

Photo of team in Lincolnshire who played a key role in helping Lincolnshire become a Join Dementia Research champion county

The county of Lincolnshire have come together to support people with dementia and their families in getting involved in research. All three of Lincolnshire’s NHS Trusts and Lincolnshire County Council  joined forces and pledged to be a Join Dementia Research champion county. This initiative was proactively led by the NIHR research delivery team at Lincolnshire Partnership […]

June Volunteer Statistics Published

1 July 2018

The latest Join Dementia Research volunteer registration data has been published today. June 2018 highlights: 592 (-360 on May 2018) new volunteers registered, including 83 people with a dementia diagnosis No single source of referral stands out this month, however sign-ups from the Alzheimer’s Show and referral from GP surgery / memory clinic mailings rate […]

New NICE Guidance support delivery of dementia research

20 June 2018

This month the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published updated guidance for NHS and Healthcare providers on the assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers, following a consultation earlier this year. The new guidance excitingly includes supporting for talking to patients about research, specifically: 1.1.11 Tell people […]

Lincolnshire-based Tanglewood Care Homes Champion Dementia Research

5 June 2018

Tanglewood Care Homes has become the first residential care provider in the UK to become a Join Dementia Research Champion.

May Volunteer Statistics Published

1 June 2018

The latest Join Dementia Research volunteer registration data has been published today. May 2018 highlights: 952 (+163 on April 2018) new volunteers registered, including 98 people with a dementia diagnosis Most new volunteers came as a result of JDR being included in an Alzheimer’s Research UK newsletter (146), and some news coverage (121) NHS Bristol […]

Join Dementia Research: An Occupational Therapist’s viewpoint

14 May 2018

Carol Duff, Occupational Therapist

Carol Duff has worked as an occupational therapist at the NHS for over 25 years. During that time she has supported many people experiencing the process of receiving a diagnosis of dementia.

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