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Getting involved and benefits

Clinical trials can be pharmaceutical drugs trials or observational trials. They are the only way to understand how to diagnose, treat, cure and prevent dementia. Without trials it is impossible to learn more about memory problems. Clinical trials would be impossible without research participants.

How to get involved?

Self refer by emailing: SHFT.MARC@NHS.NET 

or

Call a member of the MARC team on: 02380 475206

If we cant pick up, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Each trial is dictated by the study protocol. The protocol tells researchers what they have to do for the participant to take part or complete the study. Each protocol is different and therefore the level of involvement or tasks involved is different for each study. Here are some examples of what a trial might involve:

  • Questionnaires
  • Clinical assessments
  • Measurements
  • Blood tests
  • Brain scans
  • Memory and cognition tests

Learn more about our current studies 

What are the benefits of getting involved?

  • By taking part, you could help future patients with dementia
  • Receive robust general health and memory screening, and ongoing monitoring
  • Receive full physical and neurological examinations
  • Regular contact with an experienced and skilled multidisciplinary research team
  • Receive more advice, information and support
  • Potentially take medication that may improve memory

There are two key ways of getting involved with MARC:

1. By participating in our current trials

 Contact us via email: SHFT.MARC@NHS.NET

or

Call us on: 02380 475206

If we do not pick up, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Even if do not think our current studies are appropriate for you right now, you are welcome to still contact us to learn more about research,

2.  By becoming a Friend of MARC

To get involved either in our trials or by becoming a Friend of MARC you can contact us 

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