Take Part in ResearchHow to register your interest to participate in dementia research studies
How can I get involved in dementia research?
You can take part in research whether you have dementia or not. These are details of organisations in Scotland that you can join up to, to take part in research.
Signing up is the first step in becoming involved in supporting vital research studies across the nation.
You can find out more about volunteering for dementia research studies by calling Alzheimer Scotland’s 24 Hour helpline on 0808 808 3000
Join Dementia Research
Join Dementia Research is UK-wide service allowing people to register their interest in taking part in dementia research and be matched to suitable studies. The register is open to anyone – you do not need to have a diagnosis of dementia or any family history of the illness.
You can also sign up someone else to the register, if you have their consent to do so.
You can register as a volunteer by visiting their website at: www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk
The Brain Tissue Bank
The Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre, at the University of Edinburgh, was created to provide a high quality environment for dementia research and to house a brain tissue bank.
Many people with dementia and their families are keen to aid research by donating their brain tissue after death. The brain tissue bank at the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre is able to process donations of brain tissue from people with dementia, to assist with research now and in the future.
The centre’s ongoing research and more information about donating brain tissue can be found at www.alzscotdrc.ed.ac.uk