Scottish Dementia Research Consortium
The SDRC was formed in 2013 as a membership-based organisation with the key aims of bringing together Scottish-based dementia researchers from all disciplines and to promote Scottish dementia and brain health research interests at a national, UK, European and International level. This first impact report provides an update on the work of the SDRC to date and presents the results of an extensive mapping exercise of research in Scotland.
The SDRC currently has over 500 members, representing a network of researchers, policy makers and people living with dementia from across Scotland. Nurturing our early career researchers is of crucial importance to our future ambitions. This report presents data on our early career researcher community and features individual researcher spotlights within each of the themed areas.
A further aim of the SDRC is to ensure the voice and experience of people with dementia and their families are central to research policy and development. The following themed sections highlight how this is being taken forward within the different areas of dementia and brain health research. The final contribution from Carleen Smith, SDRC Officer, presents her ambitions in taking this forward into the coming year.
This report presents an overview of what we know, where we are now and future ambitions within each of the key areas of brain health and dementia research. The mapping data is then presented, highlighting Scotland’s key contribution to global dementia and brain health research. This data will continue to be updated and presented within the annual SDRC impact report.