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  • Dianna Moylan

    Why I joined dementia research

    27th February 2015

    Dianna Moylan is a Lay Champion for 'Join dementia research' in the Thames Valley and South Midlands region. She shares her personal reasons why she has joined the scheme.

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    New dementia service launched to boost participation in vital Dementia research in Yorkshire and Humber

    25th February 2015

    Join Dementia Research - New nationwide online and telephone service that helps people take part in Dementia Research studies launched on 24 February 2015. Dementia affects over 850,000 people in the UK - The only way to beat this is via research.

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    Dementias and neurodegeneration (DeNDRoN): The ‘Join dementia research’ Local Clinical Research Networks Challenge

    25th February 2015

    The ambitious online and telephone service Join dementia research developed by CRN: Dementias and neurodegeneration, was formally launched to the press and public yesterday. Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Saturday of a £300m investment in dementia research, 'Join dementia research' promises to accelerate the pace of dementia research.

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About Dementias and neurodegeneration research

The Clinical Research Network: Dementias and neurodegeneration (DeNDRoN) supports the set up and delivery of clinical research in the NHS in a range of diseases including dementias, Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease and Huntington’s disease.

These diseases are increasingly understood to have commonalities in underlying mechanisms, patient experience, and symptoms; and their management is increasingly multi-disciplinary and converging over time. Advances in understanding of these diseases and new treatments are likely to come from inter-disciplinary research between them.

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Patient, Carer and Public Information

We invite patients, carers and anyone affected by dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases to have a say on research matters. There are many ways that you can be involved in research; from participating in a study to helping to shape the direction of research by sharing your experiences or offering your opinion on research ideas.

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    T: +44 (0)113 34 34 555


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    T: +44 (0)20 3206 4960


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    T: +44 (0)113 343 0329


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