Join dementia research

Currently there are over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and this is predicted to rise to over two million by 2051.

Recently there has been a real push to improve the lives of those affected by dementia by advancing dementia care, support, awareness and research.

Here at Southend Hospital we have been involved in dementia research since December 2012, opening studies whose focus varies from diagnosis to long term management. Research is vital to find causes, effective treatment and prevention of dementia, so we are keen to not only expand the research that we offer in Southend Hospital but also promote people actively engaging in research.

Southend Hospital has recently signed up to Join Dementia Research, a national service that allows people to register their interest in participating in dementia research.

For further information on Join Dementia Research and how to register your interest, please go to