The Dementia Fund exists to provide Stirling professionals with critical funding towards their work. Our ongoing dementia research has the potential to bring about positive, lasting, and meaningful improvements in the lives of those with dementia, as well as their families and carers. We take a collaborative approach to dementia and ageing and our team spans professionals from all aspects of health and social care, and design.
Within our dementia team at the University is the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), which is an internationally recognised centre dedicated to improving the lives of people with dementia. DSDC draws on research and practice, from across the world, to provide comprehensive, up-to-date resources on dementia, both personally and professionally.
Our knowledge and understanding of dementia, and how the environment can support someone to live as well as they can with a diagnosis of dementia, is always improving. By continuing to learn and collaborate with people living with dementia and those working in the field of ageing and dementia - whether that be in the care or design industries or academics - we can provide further resources that can make a real impact on quality of life.
So far, our work has made a vital contribution to shaping policies on dementia care delivery, the creation of ‘dementia-friendly’ spaces, training thousands of professionals around the world, and importantly providing support and advice to people living with dementia and their carers.
Your donation can make a world of difference to our work in this critically important arena.