There are many different reasons that someone in Canada might want to join a dementia research study.
For people living with dementia, participating in a study can offer connections to peers, therapies, advanced scientific expertise and more. Many people also find it satisfying to be contributing to advancement of knowledge about dementia generally.
For people who are in family and/or caring roles, participating in a study can bring access to increased supports, new approaches and the sense that one's experiences are helping to make others' better.
For healthy individuals, participating in dementia research can be a way of giving back to community. And for health-care workers, participating in research can help improve dementia care systems and care-system sustainability.
In late June 2022, the Alzheimer Society of Canada launched a new research portal to help people from coast to coast to coast navigate the vast range of dementia research studies that are looking for participants.
The portal is open anytime nationwide at alzheimer.ca/find-studies.
Visit the portal now, visit one of the sections below for more information about different types of studies and about joining dementia research.