The new website of the South Yorkshire Dementia Research Advisory Group (SYDEM-RAG) is now up and running and provides a wealth of information on dementia research in the wider Sheffield area and how members of the public can get involved. It will serve as a platform to bring researchers and the public together to inform dementia research and improve the lives of people affected by the disease. The website covers the latest news on dementia research in Sheffield, details on projects, as well as local events and researcher profiles.
The SYDEM RAG was set up in September 2013 to enhance patient and public involvement in dementia research. The group includes people with dementia, carers and family members who are passionate about improving the care of people living with dementia and help researchers better understand the disease from the patient and carer perspective. For dementia researchers, the group is an extremely valuable resource, as they benefit from the input and feedback from the group to develop their projects based on the needs of people affected by dementia.
The group meets quarterly at SITraN and always welcomes new members. To join the group , access the group as a researcher or to promote dementia news, events and research projects on the website please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.