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Centre for Applied Dementia Studies


The Centre for Applied Dementia Studies is making a substantial on-going contribution to dementia research, education, and training.

  • We are creating leaders in health and social care through postgraduate distance learning programmes in applied dementia studies
  • We undertake landmark research, with funding from the Medical Research Council, the National Institute of Health Research, the Department of Health and the Alzheimer's Society
  • Our Doctoral Training Centre aims to improve all those affected by dementia and has been developing the next generation of applied dementia researchers.

Challenging a dehumanising approach to dementia

Lindsey Collins is a Dementia Care Practice Development Consultant at the University of Bradford.

In her TedX talk, Lindsey shares her personal and professional experiences of people with dementia, and encourages viewers to stop seeing the dementia, and see the person first. This talk was delivered at TedX Maplewood, New Jersey on 29 February 2020.

Watch 'Challenging a dehumanising approach to dementia' on YouTube.


We are one of the UK’s leading centres for psychosocial research into living with, and caring for, people with dementia and their families.


We offer a range of online postgraduate courses aimed at dementia care practitioners. These are open to both UK and international students.

Training and Consultancy

We deliver a suite of person-centred care training courses and consultancy services for organisations around the UK.

Experts by Experience

The involvement of families, health care professionals, and volunteers is vital in all areas of our work.

Contact and find us


Postal address

The Centre for Applied Dementia Studies
Faculty of Health Studies
University of Bradford
Richmond Road

For information on how to get to the University, visit the Contact and find us page.