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Dementia research

The Centre for Applied Dementia Studies is one of the UK’s leading centres for psychosocial research into living well with, and caring well for, people with dementia and their families.

We have over 30 years’ experience of carrying out high-quality pioneering research to make a difference to the lives of people with dementia by influencing policy and practice.

Our research is underpinned by the values of person-centred care, the rights-based approach to dementia and full involvement of experts-by-experience. We have received research funding from a range of organisations including the ERSC, MRC, NIHR, Alzheimer Society and Department of Health and Social Care 

We have a vibrant community of doctoral students supported by funding from schemes such as the White Rose collaboration, the BRAD-ATTAIN scheme and the Alzheimer Society.  

Our academics actively contribute to relevant research networks aiming to improve the lives of people living with dementia. This research includes:

  • INTERDEM- the pan-European network of dementia researchers, and its taskforces on assistive technology, primary prevention and intercultural care
  • Critical Dementia Studies Network
  • Dementia, Culture and Narrative network
  • Young Dementia Network
  • NIHR Dementias Portfolio
  • Primary Prevention Development Group

Within our Region, our research contributes to the Health Ageing Theme of the Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research. We actively collaborate with the Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaboration and organisations providing health and social care.

We maximise the impact of our research through:

  • Research-informed dementia postgraduate teaching programmes
  • Dementia Training and Consultancy and short courses such as Dementia Care Mapping
  • Editorship and authorship of books, including Good Practice in Dementia Care (2nd Edition), the Jessica Kingsley Press series Good Practice in Dementia Care, and the Routledge Dementia in Critical Dialogue series among others
  • Online contributions, such as the ADAPT toolkit, Good Practice Guide for Young Onset Dementia and modules on dementia for Health Education England

Current projects

Completed projects