From the Join Dementia Research Co-ordinator (Helen Morse) – Taking part in dementia research can offer hope and support to patients and families, as well as allow them access to new treatments and therapies. Importantly, research is the only way we are going to improve treatments and hopefully find a cure for dementia one day. The only way we can carry out vital research is with volunteers, that’s why it’s important to talk to those whom you support about research opportunities. In your next appointment, try asking your patient/client if they are interested in taking part in research, if yes, tell them about Join Dementia Research (JDR). JDR is a national scheme which allows anyone over 18 to match to local and national studies.
For more information visit the website, or if your team would like to hear more about dementia research, our Join Dementia Research Co-ordinator, Helen Morse (firstname.lastname@example.org) is more than happy to come and talk at team meetings. Get in touch if you would like free leaflets and posters about dementia research to give to patients/display within your service.–
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