Find out more about Dementia

Information on Dementia from the NHS

The NHS has information about the condition dementia on their website. Their web pages include information about dementia, the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

 

For more information go to Dementia – NHS Choices website.


Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network

The Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network (SDCRN) promotes clinical research in dementia across Scotland. It has been set up to spread a culture of clinical research in dementia across Scotland and to improve the recruitment of volunteers for research from urban and rural areas.

 

For more information go to the Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network website.


Tissue Donation for Medical Research

Why should I consider tissue donation? Why is it important?

Much of what we know about the brain, how it works, and the treatments available to people with dementia, comes from research carried out using donated brain tissue. Both healthy and diseased tissue is valuable.

 

Many people with dementia and their families are keen to help improve the understanding of dementia and help scientists find a treatment which will help future generations.

 

Why should I think about this now?

It can be difficult to look to the future where things may seem uncertain. However, it can be important to plan now at a time when you are able to make your own decisions about what you will want to happen in the future.

 

Your wishes can be made clear at this point in advance statements or in wills, for example.

 

How would I make a donation, if I decide to do so?

Anyone interested in donating tissue for medical research should discuss their wishes with their family and others close to them in advance. It is important that those close to you are aware of your wishes as soon as possible in the event you choose to make a gift of donation.

Do find out and learn as much as you can about the gift before reaching a decision.

 

For more information on tissue dontation contact the Aberdeen University Dementia Brain Bank at Foresterhill, Aberdeen on 01224 553704 or email ishbel.gall@nhs.net.

 

Aberdeen University Dementia Brain Bank Summary (PDF 59.3kb)

 


Scottish Dementia Research Consortium

The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium is a membership based organisation which aims to support the development and expansion of high quality, co-ordinated, collaborative dementia research throughout Scotland. Membership is open to people with dementia, carers and relatives with an interest in research, as well as researchers planning to start a project, or currently invovled in the dementia research community.

 

For more information go to the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium website.

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