Updates

Join Dementia Research working with Rowlands Pharmacies

28 March 2018

In February 2018, Rowlands Pharmacy chain delivered a Dementia Research awareness campaign in all its 527 branches across England, Wales and Scotland. Delivered as part of Rowlands’ Healthy Living Pharmacy work, the campaign was a partnership between the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Alzheimer’s Research UK and Join Dementia Research. Pharmacy staff received awareness information to […]

Dementia 2020 Challenge – 2018 Review

19 March 2018

Overview In 2015, the Department of Health launched the Dementia 2020 Challenge. The Challenge aimed to make England, by 2020, the best country in the world for dementia care, support, research and awareness. The subsequent 2016 Implementation Plan set out a series of commitments and objectives for a range of organisations. You can read more about the Challenge here. […]

Student Ambassadors for Join Dementia Research

27 February 2018

The Clinical Research Network in the North West Coast has been working with a student society at Lancaster University in supporting Join Dementia Research. Defying Dementia is a campaign to support research into drugs and development relating to dementia and neurodegenerative diseases. The student society works to advocate this campaign, and are now becoming Student […]

We’re recruiting, help us deliver for Join Dementia Research

8 February 2018

  The Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research is looking to appoint a new Research Project Administrator to help support our Embedding Research in Care Project (ERICA). This exciting opportunity offers someone a chance to play a key role in helping ensure that Join Dementia Research is shared with patients and carers […]

New volunteer registration data published

25 January 2018

Join Dementia Research Volunteer Registration Data is a monthly statistical publication produced by the Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research to support delivery of the 2020 Dementia Challenge objectives. This has been published for the first time today, and will be published on the 1st of each month. This report provides information on […]

Piloting Dementia Research kiosks in healthcare settings

15 January 2018

The Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research has recently been piloting the use of kiosks in healthcare settings to encourage sign up to Join Dementia Research. The kiosks allow users to enter basic details (name, year of birth, region) and if they would like to be contacted by email or phone. They […]

Dementia Reporters – asking questions from the community

9 January 2018

The Dementia Reporters project sees people affected by dementia become citizen journalists, and question leading research academics, clinicians and industry professionals. These reporters conduct interviews as representatives of their community creating a video library of expert knowledge that matters to the dementia community. In July 2017, three Join Dementia Research champions got to put their […]

Join Dementia Research working with Rowlands Pharmacies

Through February 2018, Rowlands Pharmacy chain will be delivering a Dementia Research awareness campaign in all its 527 branches across England, Wales and Scotland. Delivered as part of Rowlands’ Healthy Living Pharmacy work, this campaign is a partnership between the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Alzheimer’s Research UK and Join Dementia Research. Pharmacy staff […]

NHS & Government Support for Dementia Research Vision

8 January 2018

The Government vision, and NHS support for health research and Join Dementia Research is outlined in a number of key documents, including the 2020 Dementia Challenge and the Dementia: Good Care Planning document by NHS England. Read more about support for health research at NHS and Government Support for health research

Increasing Join Dementia Research recruits through GP engagement

2 January 2018

A new initiative piloted in the West of England with local GP surgeries, has revealed a successful approach to recruiting volunteers to Join Dementia Research. A joint project between the NIHR Local Clinical Research Network (LCRN) and the Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research, aimed to work alongside GPs in the region […]

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