Support for World Alzheimer’s Month

21 September 2015

dementia specialistsThroughout September the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is showing its support for World Alzheimer’s Month by asking staff to sign up to Join Dementia Research and add to the growing number of volunteers offering to take part in vital studies.

Join Dementia Research is an online service enabling people to register interest in participating in dementia research and be matched to suitable studies. The service is aimed at people with dementia and their carers, and at people without dementia. Anyone 18 or over can sign up, and people can register on behalf of someone else.

Over the last two years, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust has been part of a wider project to improve NHS staff knowledge about dementia. So far approximately 7,000 of our staff have received dementia training meaning a wide cross-section of staff now have the skills and confidence to assist people with dementia both inside and outside of work.

Piers Kotting, programme director at the Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research, said: “Dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face today. Please visit our website and decide for yourself if you would like to sign up as 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.”

As well as signing up to Join Dementia Research, we encourage you to help spread the word about the service.

Image: Dementia specialists spread information about caring for people with dementia.

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About the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Free began as a pioneering organisation and continues to play a leading role in the care of patients. Our mission is to provide world class expertise and local care. In the 21st century, the Royal Free London continues to lead improvements in healthcare.

The Royal Free London attracts patients from across the country and beyond to its specialist services in liver, kidney and bone marrow transplantation, haemophilia, renal, HIV, infectious diseases, plastic surgery, immunology, vascular surgery, cardiology, amyloidosis and scleroderma and we are a member of the academic health science partnership UCLPartners.

In July 2014 Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital became part of the Royal Free London.