A new scheme that makes it easier for people to take part in dementia research launches today.
It is hoped the new scheme, which allows anyone who wants to take part in studies to register online or over the phone, will boost much-needed participation in research into the condition, which affects more than 850,000 people in the UK.
The scheme has been developed as part of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020, which was announced on Saturday to tackle the ever-growing problem.
David Cameron said more than £300 million is to be spent by the Government on research while all NHS staff will have to undergo training in the condition.
A recent poll found that almost two thirds (62%) of the public would be willing to take part in dementia research, but more than four out of five (62%) did not know how to volunteer.