Why is dementia research important?

Dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face today. The number of people with dementia is set to double over the next 30 years. Research offers hope. It is only through research that we can understand what causes the disease, develop effective treatments, improve care and hopefully one day find a cure. For research to progress we need more people to take part in more studies.

Research films

Help your patients join dementia research | Join Dementia Research Awareness (  – a 3 minutes film about Join Dementia Research

Research at GMMH: Service User Stories – A short film looking at the experiences of people who engage with research through GMMH.

Key resources

Join dementia research – register your interest in dementia research : Home ( takes you to the website and explains how to join dementia research.

A printable leaflet about registering with Join Dementia Research is also available.

You can also find out more about join dementia research by calling the Alzheimer’s society on: 0333 150 3456, Alzheimer’s Research UK on: 0300 111 5 111 Alzheimer’s Research UK – the UK’s leading Alzheimer’s research charity



Return to the main Dementia Wellbeing Plan page.