Understanding dementia research

Every day, people with dementia, their partners, close friends and relatives, as well as members of the general public and healthcare professionals, are taking part in research projects aimed at improving in some way the lives of people affected by dementia. The objectives of individual projects differ. Some may be aimed at finding a cure, a better way to treat the symptoms or disease or identifying risk or preventive factors, whereas others may be more focused on improving the quality of life of people with dementia, empowering them, findings ways to provide better support to those who provide care and support, and investigating different care practices.

Here you can find an overview of different topics that are covered in this section.

This section provides information about; reasons to participate in research and possible benefits, questions to consider asking researchers and more.
The following are examples of questions that people might want to consider asking before consenting to take part in research.
In this section, details are provided of some of the tests (sometimes called tools) that are commonly used by researchers.
This section provides information on informed consent, confidentiality as well as Research Ethics Committees.
This section provides details of philosophical assumptions behind research, a description of differences between main types of research.
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This section introduces you to what a clinical trial is.