Do you have experience of dementia or memory problems? Would you like to be involved in research to help neurologists understand more about dementia?

Researchers from the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust are looking for patients or carers over the age of 45 to join a memory patient group to help further research into the disease.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in dementia research and by participating you will help shape the future of dementia research, as the findings from the project will be used to work out the best research design for those with memory problems.

The research will be conducted by ReMemBr Group (Research into Memory, the Brain and dementia) a Bristol-based research group and it will be jointly led by the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust.

The memory patient group will meet for a couple of hours every six months.  The first meeting will be on Friday 30 November 2018 at the University of Bristol campus on Tyndall Avenue. 

During the first meeting the group will tour the SPHERE (Sensor Platform for HEalthcare in a Residential Environment) house, which has been set-up with home sensor technology that can measure different types of behaviour and build a picture of how people live in their home.  

The ReMemBr Group, is based in the Brain Centre in Southmead Hospital which is also the home of BRACE’s offices. BRACE works closely with The ReMemBr Group, which is headed by Dr Elizabeth Coulthard, a practicing neurologist who carries out neuroscience and psychology research into memory, the brain and dementia.

To find out more about joining the memory patient group, contact the ReMemBr Group on email [email protected] or call 0117 414 8238.