The NIHR CRN West Midlands Primary Care Team are currently supporting Alzheimer’s Month (1st September – 30th September 2021) and are reaching out to ask for the support of GP surgeries in raising awareness of the Join Dementia Research service.
Join Dementia Research is a nationwide service that helps anyone in the UK find and take part in vital dementia research studies. It forms part of the Government’s Dementia Strategy. A key objective is to increase the number of people with dementia and their carers participating in research, but anyone aged 18+ with or without a memory problem can register via www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk
Talking to patients about research promotes high-quality care and helps to meet NICE and NHS England recommendations. Furthermore, for people with dementia, taking part in research often helps them to gain a better understanding of their condition and creates a feeling of empowerment. Many find it a very positive experience and feel they are making a worthwhile contribution to future dementia care and treatment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AScDOWZx_gs (West Midlands volunteer)