The Dementia HIT research workstream is led by two Directors: Professor Rik Cheston, Professor of Mental Health Research (Dementia), University of the West of England (UWE) and Professor Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Bristol.
In our video 'How to get involved in dementia research in Bristol' you can hear about the kind of dementia research taking place in the Bristol area and why you might like to consider taking part in research.
"I see no reason to not do something that could help me and other people," says Pat, a person living with dementia, who is involved in dementia research.
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There are many research projects taking place across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Research topics are wide-ranging and include:
The range of research undertaken is summarised in this report, table, and the results of the research survey undertaken by the Dementia HIT.
There are two universities in Bristol who undertake a range of dementia-related research. In each university, dementia-related research takes place in a number of schools and departments:
Join Dementia Research (JDR) is a place where people living with dementia or people without dementia who are interested in taking part in research can join a research register. Signing up is the first step in becoming involved in supporting vital research. The JDR team have produced an animation demonstrating how it works, and a documentary which explains why taking part in research is vital.
Hilary Doxford is living with dementia. She is an ambassador and Research Network volunteer for Alzheimer’s Society. Hilary also supports BRACE, is a champion for Join Dementia Research, is a member of World Dementia Council, and a former vice-chair of Alzheimer’s Europe. In the video below, Hilary’s husband filmed her talking about the importance of research:
University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
University of Bristol
In addition to the universities' researchers, there are active research departments within each of the NHS partner organisations:
Other research organisations the Dementia HIT work closely with include;