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Dementia research

The aim of research is to find out new knowledge that could lead to changes in treatment, policies and care. Research into dementia can be divided into three basic themes: cause, cure and prevention, and care.

Cause: Scientific, laboratory based research at the cellular level that will advance our understanding of dementia: its causes, its effects and its diagnosis.

Cure and prevention: Clinical research into treatment and management of dementia, involving testing of drugs, therapies, etc.

Care: Social science research which focuses on the best ways of caring for and supporting people with dementia, their partners and families.

Some of the organisations we partner with for research into dementia include:

Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice at the University of the West of Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh

Centre for Dementia Prevention at the University of Edinburgh

Scottish Dementia Research Consortium (SDRC)

The Dementia and Neurodegenerative Research Network

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Research articles and how to get involved with dementia research.

Title Type of information or resource Last updated

Football and Dementia Research

Online 8 March 2017

Volunteering for research into dementia

Online and downloadable 1 August 2018

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