"Exciting time for dementia research"
Patient recruitment into dementia research studies has hit an all time high reports the NIHR Clinical Research Network.
To mark International Clinical Trials Day and the start of Dementia Awareness Week, the NIHR Clinical Research Network has released figures which show recruitment into dementia studies has increased in the last 12 months, meaning more people than ever before are taking part into research which examines the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the dementias.
Professor Ian McKeith, National Clinical Lead for Dementias and Neurodegeneration research at the NIHR Clinical Research Network, said:
“This is an exciting time for dementia research and the response of the NHS to the Prime Minister’s challenge is really encouraging. We are seeing better networking between Trusts at a local level which means more people using an NHS service have the opportunity to join studies including those running in neighbouring services. This means that people with dementia can benefit from a wider range of research options."
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