Get involved in research
Join Dementia Research (JDR) is an online platform to match up volunteers interested in taking part in dementia research with researchers looking for potential participants. Anyone, with or without dementia, over the age of 18 can register as a volunteer or sign-up for someone else as long as they have given their consent.
Registration can be via the website, via the telephone helplines, or using a paper registration form; and volunteers can choose which studies they would like to hear more about.
Kat Algar-Skaife coordinates JDR for Wales, which includes promoting it at conferences and providing training to researchers wishing to use it. (http://news.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk/wales-launch-ground-breaking-dementia-research-service/ )