The National Institute for Health Research has reported a significant increase in the number of people volunteering to participate in medical research into dementia.
Roughly 22,000 people are taking part in 100 different studies into the degenerative brain diseases; marking a 60% increase in the number of people enrolled in the past year. At present 5.5% of all people with dementia to take part in clinical trials, and this proportion is expected to rise to 10% by 2020.
Dementia research boosted by surge in volunteers. London: BBC Health News, August 14th 2015.