Improving the quantity and quality of dementia research in Scotland
The Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network has been set up with the intention of spreading a culture of clinical research in dementia across Scotland and improving recruitment from both urban and rural areas.
We seek to increase the number of people with dementia and carers in clinical studies, increasing research activity within the NHS and promote high quality, multidisciplinary and multicentre trials.
We want people with dementia and their carers to be offered the opportunity to participate in research so we have created a dementia research interest register to hold the names, contact details, some baseline assessments and medical information of willing participants who are interested in taking part in current or future research studies. This register provides a central database of people with dementia and carers of people with dementia who are happy to be contacted about research into the causes and consequences of dementia.