Updates

Memory Clinic Mailing – the best way to spread awareness of Join Dementia Research

13 December 2018

Fylde Coast Memory Assessment Service wrote to everyone who received a diagnosis within the past 12 months offering them the opportunity to engage in dementia research by registering on Join Dementia Research. This mailing was done as part of a new initiative piloted by Fylde and Wyre Coast Clinical Commissioning Group. There was a 5% […]

November Volunteer Statistics Published

5 December 2018

The latest Join Dementia Research volunteer registration data has been published today. November 2018 highlights: 530 (438 in October 2018) new volunteers registered, including 76 (was 70 in October) people with a dementia diagnosis NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG remains at the top with the most JDR volunteers (1934 volunteers). This has […]

TEWV NHS Foundation Trust becomes an exemplar to embed research in care pathways

14 November 2018

Current drug treatments, improved care, and more efficient clinical tests for people living with dementia are only available now thanks to previous research studies. To this effect, two objectives of the prime minister’s challenge on dementia 2020 states that every newly diagnosed person should be offered access to research (through Join Dementia Research [JDR]) and […]

October Volunteer Statistics Published

1 November 2018

The latest Join Dementia Research volunteer registration data has been published today. October 2018 highlights: 438 (-2 on September 2018) new volunteers registered, including 70 (was 83 in September) people with a dementia diagnosis NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG has the most JDR volunteers with 1918 (significantly higher than the nearest with […]

September Volunteer Statistics Published

30 September 2018

The latest Join Dementia Research volunteer registration data has been published today. September 2018 highlights: 440 (+80 on August 2018) new volunteers registered, including 83 (was 51 in August) people with a dementia diagnosis Referrals from charity partners significantly contributed to this months volunteers, and increased traffic from internet searches. However for people with dementia, […]

August Volunteer Statistics Published

3 September 2018

The latest Join Dementia Research volunteer registration data has been published today. August 2018 highlights: 360 (-192 on July 2018) new volunteers registered, including 51 (was 97 in July) people with a dementia diagnosis No single source of referral stands out amongst people without dementia, however for people with dementia, Memory Clinics and GP Surgeries […]

Fighting Dementia with a ‘Volunteer Army’

31 August 2018

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) Innovation and Research Team are currently working with Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire (VIN) to create an army of volunteers who champion Join Dementia Research, spreading awareness about the service both around the Trust and through the County. This initiative has created a  social movement of engagement. Read the full case […]

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.

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