MPs spread the word about Join Dementia Research
11 December 2018
This article has been reproduced from the Join Dementia Research website.
MPs and peers are fighting back against dementia by spreading awareness of Join Dementia Research.
Minister of State for Care, Caroline Dinenage MP, was among lawmakers who joined the Join Dementia Research team in Parliament to support more people getting involved in dementia research.
Research is the best way to make real change to the lives of people with dementia. Join Dementia Research makes it easier than ever for people living with dementia in the UK, and their carers, to get involved.
Speaking after the event, Caroline Dinenage MP said:
“Every three minutes someone is diagnosed with Dementia and it is becoming a leading cause of death. We all know someone who has been affected and seen the terrible consequences that it has had, not only the patient, but the carer, family and friends.
Join Dementia Research offers an easy and ethically approved way for anyone to take part in research to help beat dementia. I am delighted that this programme offers people the opportunity to get involved in something that can benefit patients, carers and future generations. It provides an opportunity to access new treatments, take part in a valuable cause and fight back against the disease.”
The Join Dementia Research team attended an event in parliament organised by the Lewy Body Society on Wednesday 14 November 2018. MPs and peers came to find out more about Join Dementia Research and Lewy body dementia.
The Lewy Body Society, which funds research studies through its grants programme, was highlighting to MPs the importance of timely and accurate diagnosis. This ensures that people with Lewy body dementia and their carers are able to participate in studies relating to the disease and get the right support.
We were delighted to have so many MPs and peers express their support for Join Dementia Research. The more people who know about research opportunities and get involved, the greater the chance we have to improve dementia care and treatments – and one day find a cure.