Dementia

Profile

There is a lot of innovative work going on in dementia. With the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge and key funding for dementia, there are some real step changes to the way dementia is being diagnosed in people. 

Strategic Initiatives 
The Prime Minister's Dementia Challenge
Annual funding for dementia research
£66 million by 2015
NIHR Dementia research projects
£22 million for 21 successful research projects
Social science research proposals
£13 million to prevent dementia
Medical Research Council
£9.6 million invested for brain scanning
Innovation Challenge Prize for Dementia
£1 million
Creation of care environments for people with dementia
£50 million available for NHS Trusts
Renovating of housing for people with long-term conditions (including dementia)
£300 million
Funds to help carers
£400 million
Key People 
Alistair Burns
National Clinical Director for Dementia

All projects

NIHR Dementia Translational Research Collaboration

Together the NIHR Dementia Translational Research Collaboration offers world-leading expertise including: Late-onset dementias, including Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular Disease and Lewy body dementia Young-onset dementias Frontotemp

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Project website

Research Capacity Builder

Research Capacity Builder The purpose of this programme is to work closely with NHS, industry and academia to strengthen the region-wide research infrastructure by supporting the establishment of the new National Institute for Health Research (NIH

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All organisations

South West Peninsula AHSN

PROFILE Our Academic Health Science Network brings together a wealth of expertise and talent in the South West peninsula to improve the health of patients and the population as a whole. Our network membership consists of two universities, clinical Read more

Wessex AHSN

  Covering a population of three million across 10 Clinical Commissioning Groups, the Wessex AHSN aligns with the footprints of nine local authorities, bringing together 12 NHS Trusts and five Universities. With well established joint worki Read more

Cambridge Dementia Biomedical Research Unit

The Cambridge BRC has a pioneering experimental research programme in dementia centred around the Cambridge Dementia Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) and the Dementia and Neurodegeneration Research Theme. The programme capitalizes upon unique Read more

Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

 The NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, a partnership between the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Based within the most outstanding NHS and University partnerships in the country, Bio Read more

NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure

The NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) makes it easy to access the UK's clinical research infrastructure. This includes world-leading science, world-class facilities and the country's best investigators with access to Read more

Dementias & Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network

The Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN) is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), supporting research to make patients, and the NHS, better. We support the d Read more

Dementia Action Alliance

Dementia Action Alliance is made up of over 700 organisations committed to transforming the quality of life of people living with dementia in the UK and the millions of people who care for them. Members of Dementia Action Alliance have sign Read more

Organisations

South West Peninsula AHSN

PROFILE Our Academic Health Science Network brings together a wealth of expertise and talent in the South West peninsula to improve the health of patients and the population as a whole. Our network membership consists of two universities, clinical Read more

Wessex AHSN

  Covering a population of three million across 10 Clinical Commissioning Groups, the Wessex AHSN aligns with the footprints of nine local authorities, bringing together 12 NHS Trusts and five Universities. With well established joint worki Read more

Cambridge Dementia Biomedical Research Unit

The Cambridge BRC has a pioneering experimental research programme in dementia centred around the Cambridge Dementia Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) and the Dementia and Neurodegeneration Research Theme. The programme capitalizes upon unique Read more

Projects

NIHR Dementia Translational Research Collaboration

Together the NIHR Dementia Translational Research Collaboration offers world-leading expertise including: Late-onset dementias, including Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular Disease and Lewy body dementia Young-onset dementias Frontotemp

Project themes

Project website

Research Capacity Builder

Research Capacity Builder The purpose of this programme is to work closely with NHS, industry and academia to strengthen the region-wide research infrastructure by supporting the establishment of the new National Institute for Health Research (NIH

Project themes