Living well with dementia – the IDEAL study

We are seeking volunteers within Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire to take part in this study.

The IDEAL research project focuses on people who have difficulties with memory, thinking or behaviour, that may have been described as dementia or an associated condition, and on the family members or friends who provide support.

The aim of the IDEAL project is to find out what makes it easier or more difficult for people to live well with dementia, and what can be done to help more people to live well with dementia.

NHS researchers will visit participants in their home; participants will be assessed at their first visit and on two further occasions, 12 months apart.

Who can take part?

– Individuals with mild to moderate dementia on entry to the study
– A clinical diagnosis of dementia (any sub-type)
– Patients willing to undertake specific memory tests

Date required



NIHR Clinical Research Network: Thames Valley and South Midlands


Within Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire please contact:
Tom Smith
01865 902802

For Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust please contact:
Sally Ellis
0118 378 5701