Fellow: Piers Kotting
Dementia affects about 850,000 people in the UK, with a cost of £26 billion per annum. 60,000 deaths a year are directly attributable to dementia. The only way to beat the condition is through research. Piers has been working to increase the numbers of patients taking part in dementia research. One of the big difficulties researchers face today is recruiting participants for their studies. At the same time, many people are looking for studies to contribute to and take part in, but do not know where to find out about them. Join Dementia Research (JDR) allows people to easily register their interest of participating in research via an online form and matches them to appropriate studies. Once matched, individuals and researchers are able to discuss participation in studies.