Get involved

There are so many ways you can get involved with our work – take a look at some of the opportunities on offer.

Research Network

Influence what research project ideas get funded, and monitor research that is in progress. Depending on your interest, the role can include speaking at events, or taking part in focus groups and discussions. You don’t need any special qualifications, just to have first-hand experience of dementia or an interest in research about it.

Register your interest in Join Dementia Research, a UK-based service that helps match individuals with studies that are taking place in their area.


Help people learn from your experiences by sharing your own, either through film, radio interviews, TV or a newspaper. Or you might like to write a blog, contribute to a case study or be featured on our website.

Recruit our staff

It makes a big difference when we get to work with people who really respect and care for people affected by dementia. Help us decide what skills and knowledge someone needs to do a particular job. You might like to help decide what questions we ask candidates at interview, or you would like to tell us what you feel about people coming for interview. Perhaps you might want to be a member of the interview panel! We’ll provide support to help you develop your skills and confidence if you’d like to do this.

Training our staff and volunteers

Sharing your personal experiences can have a huge impact on staff and volunteers. Whether at a training course or staff development day, you can chat with staff at a table, join in on activities or give a presentation about your experiences. However you decide to contribute, staff will support you in advance and on the day.

Virtual Advisory Board

Influence our Board of Trustees and Strategic Leadership Team by sharing your thoughts on short reports, to help us make the right decisions about our work with people affected by dementia. You can choose which topic areas to comment on, and feedback by email, post or phone.

If you'd like more information, please contact our Engagement and Participation team.