Approximately 32.9% of Join Dementia Research volunteers living with dementia hear about the service through a healthcare professional. Further, the
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends that health and care professionals should help people living with dementia and their carers find out about opportunities to take part in research, and empower them to make their own decisions about getting involved. The objectives of the Dementia 2020 Challenge states that appropriate staff should be able to signpost patients to Join Dementia Research, that all newly diagnosed people will receive information about JDR, and that 25% of people with dementia are registered with JDR by 2020.
To support these objectives the National Institute for Health Research have developed a simple online awareness tool for NHS staff, which you can access using the following link: https://learn.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk/
Take a few minutes to learn more about Join Dementia Research and how you can help – watch the quick video, complete the short quiz, and fill in your details to receive your certificate today!