Portraits of JDR volunteers and researchers of different ages, genders and ethnicities

Welcome to Join Dementia Research

A place to register your interest in taking part in vital dementia research.

What happens when you register?

When you sign up to Join Dementia Research, the information you provide is used to match you to studies you may be able to take part in, both online, nationally and in your local area. The service connects registered volunteers with dementia researchers across the UK who are looking for people to join their studies.

You can review your study matches once you register and then it’s your decision whether to take part. Taking part means you will make a real difference to the future of dementia care, diagnosis and treatment.  

For Volunteers

"I'm interested in taking part in dementia research"

Take part in vital dementia research.

Research opportunities for people with and without dementia.

Research opportunities for dementia carers or supporters.

Any UK resident over the age of 18 can sign up.

Sign up for someone else

"Sign up and manage an account for someone else"

Become a representative for the person you support or care for.

One account for you and the person you support, if you both decide to register.

As long as you have the person’s consent or have lasting power of attorney.

For Professionals

"I work in dementia research or dementia healthcare"

Find volunteers for your study as a researcher.

Find out more about promoting Join Dementia Research to your patients.

Join Dementia Research is helping make a real difference to dementia research.

Our progress so far:

74,934           people registered
83,499       participants have joined a study
research sites across the UK have used the service
researchers have 
been trained to 
use the service 
studies are currently recruiting

Why volunteer for dementia research?

Help advance dementia care, diagnosis and treatments.

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

Research offers hope. Only through research can we understand what causes dementia diseases, develop effective treatments and improve the care of those living with dementia.

But for research to make progress we need more people with and without dementia to take part in vital studies. Help beat dementia by signing up today. 


Find out more

about studies that we're recruiting to, dementia news and opinion pieces.


Volunteer stories

Hear about people's experiences of taking part in dementia research.