Many dementia research studies rely on the participation of volunteers. Some studies need people with dementia to take part, but others need people with experience of caring for someone with dementia or healthy volunteers to act as a comparison.
There are many different types of study that people can take part in, whether it’s a full-scale clinical trial, a genetic research study that requires a blood test or a survey or focus group asking for your experiences of dementia or asking about your lifestyle.
Taking part in research gives people the opportunity to make a difference for the future. The contributions of participants can help to improve our understanding of dementia, help to develop new treatments or help to improve the care available for people living with dementia.
Join Dementia Research service
The Join Dementia Research service matches people interested in taking part in dementia research with suitable studies in their area.
Studies seeking participants
Have a look at dementia research studies that are looking for people to take part.
Other ways you can take part
Taking part in research doesn’t necessarily mean participating in a study. Find out how else you can help dementia research studies.