“The types of students we want to attract often don’t earn wages that would enable them to access the learning we offer, so the scholarships are essential in engaging with the professionals who are directly involved in dementia care in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka,” said Dr McCabe.
Rashed Suhrawardy, who was the first person from Bangladesh to undertake the Masters course, has set up the Dementia Care Foundation Bangladesh to raise awareness about, and develop research into, dementia, and provide training and development opportunities.
“This degree provides me with the authority, confidence and knowledge on how to deal with, and approach, this issue,” he said.
Ranadhish Choudhuri, from India, said: "The MSc in Dementia Studies is not just a degree, but a driving force to move ahead in dementia care and research."
Priya Nandimath, also from India, said: “The University of Stirling was a great and an intense platform which gave enormous opportunity to connect with people around the world. It has widened my knowledge and skills in the field of dementia.”