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News - 28th August 2019

Take our survey to help shape future dementia treatments

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What would you want from a dementia treatment?

 

We are asking for your help to take part in a mass survey that could help shape future treatments for dementia.

 

We’re asking for your views on the aspects of daily life that are most important to you, and which you’d most like to protect if you were to develop a disease that causes dementia. This is vital information that will help charities, researchers, and people tasked with making decisions about new treatments.

 

We speak to people every day who’ve been affected by dementia, and we know just how important new treatments are to those people. But each person’s experience is unique. While one person may value their ability to live independently above anything else, another may prize their ability to maintain relationships with their friends and family.

 

All these perspectives are valuable. Our survey, developed with academics from the University of Edinburgh, aims to gather opinions from as many people as possible. This will help us to better understand what the general public would want to see from a future treatment.

 

And that means we need your help. Anyone over 18, with or without dementia, can take part, and the survey should take around 10 minutes to complete. To have your say click here.

 

Please take the time to share your views, and ask your friends and family to do the same. The more people who take part, the more valuable the information will be – and you’ll be doing your part to help shape future dementia treatments.

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