We need everyone to take part in research, whether you have dementia or not.

It’s only through research that we can learn more about dementia prevention and improve quality of life for people living with dementia, in our journey to ultimately finding a cure.

How to take part

Dementia research is open to everyone over the age of 18 – there are lots of ways you can get involved in dementia research. The two main organisations supporting research recruitment in Scotland are:

Join Dementia Research

One of the big difficulties researchers face today is recruiting participants for their studies. At the same time, many people are looking for studies to contribute to and take part in, but don’t know where to find out about them.

Join Dementia Research delivers new opportunities for people wanting to make a difference for people living with dementia now and in the future; connecting researchers with people who want to participate in studies.

What can a dementia study involve?

This service is a partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Alzheimer Research UK and Alzheimer Society.

Find out more about Join Dementia Research

Neuroprogressive and Dementia Research Network

The Network is responsible for the coordination and running of clinical trials for people living in Scotland with mild cognitive impairment, dementia and other neuroprogressive diseases. It is funded by the Chief Scientist Office in Scotland. They also have a Patient and Public Involvement Group to support their work.

Find out more about the Network or contact:

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01382 423086

Other useful links

Scottish Dementia Research Consortium

Alzheimer Society Research Network