Research projects

Dementia Research

We support Join Dementia Research – a nationwide online and telephone service which allows people to register their interest in volunteering for dementia research studies.

Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK, and the only way to beat the condition is through research. People with dementia, their carers, or anyone interested can be matched to studies and can register as a volunteer or sign-up for someone else to help support vital research studies across the nation.

Take a look at the video below to see how you can offer your support and get involved in dementia research:



Terminology Research

We want to be clear about the words we use to describe the care we provide and the type of patients we support. In March 2016, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care undertook some research to enable us to understand the best phrases to use and to be consistent with our language to both the general public and patients/relatives.


Phyllis Tuckwell Terminology Research 2016


Why do we do research? 

To understand the needs of those we care for by exploring the different aspects of care – be it physical, social, spiritual and psychological – to improve care for patients, their families and carers.

What types of research do we carry out?


Phyllis Tuckwell Research

For further information about research studies that are taking place, please ask to speak to a member of the research team:

Dr Jacqui Phillips, Palliative Medicine Research Clinical Fellow