Update on COVID-19 and Join Dementia Research 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for research:

  • Some dementia research studies that had been put on hold are now restarting.
  • You may find fewer studies open at the moment, and if you contact researchers they may take longer than usual to respond.
  • There are many studies on Join Dementia Research that do not involve person-to-person contact, such as online studies. These studies will continue.

We will keep this site as up to date as possible while things are changing. Please check our news pages for more information.


Looking after yourself

Welcome to Join Dementia Research, a place to register your interest in taking part in vital dementia research.  

Dementia affects more than 850,000 people in the UK.

Research is the best way to make a difference.


Help advance dementia care and treatments

Registering is the first step to getting involved in supporting research studies across the UK.

Anyone over the age of 18 can sign up:
  • People with dementia or memory problems
  • Carers for people with dementia or memory problems
  • Anyone else who is interested

You can also sign up on behalf of someone else, providing that you have their consent.






News & Info

Stay in touch with all the latest developments on our 'News & Info' page.

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Your stories

Hear from people who have taken part in dementia research in 'Your stories'.

Your stories

Join Dementia Research - the numbers so far...

volunteers47,020 volunteers registered

volunteers31,796 participants have joined a study

volunteers286 research sites have used the service

volunteers1,478 researchers have been trained to use the service

volunteers14 studies are currently open to recruitment

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