Join Dementia Research

Join Dementia Research helps people with dementia, their supporters and families (unpaid carers), or anyone interested in dementia research to be matched to research studies taking place in their area.

JDR is managed by the National Institute for Health Research, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society, Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer Scotland. JDR helps to recruit people to dementia studies taking place across Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. To date, 49,518 people have joined JDR, with over 1500 volunteers from Wales.

The studies available are a mixture of clinical trials, others looking to improve understanding of care and support practice, and looking into links between lifestyle and dementia risk.

All of the studies have ethical approval (where researchers have their work reviewed by an independent ethics committee). This means that studies are well designed, and protect the rights, safety and well-being of research participants.

Why would I join?

Many people who take part in dementia research do so because they value the opportunity to make a difference.

For people with dementia, taking part in research often helps them to gain a better understanding of their condition and to have their health monitored more closely. Many find it a very positive experience and feel they are making a worthwhile contribution to the future of dementia care, support and treatment.

Anyone over the age of 18 can join up. This includes people with and without a diagnosis of dementia. You can register on behalf of someone else (as long as you have their consent). You are not obligated to take part in research, you are simply registering your interest

In summary, you can take part in vital dementia research, access research opportunities for people with and without dementia, (unpaid carers or supporters,) and help professionals to find volunteers for research.

How do I get Involved?
Please take a look at the Join Dementia Research website,
or call the JDR Helpline on 0333 150 3456

Help beat dementia by signing up today.