Supporting dementia research across Scotland.
After G8: What next for dementia research in Scotland ? is the title of the SDCRN’s third annual conference.
The SDCRN brings together Scotlands leading academics, clinicians, carers and people with dementia and aims to turn scientific discoveries into safe and effective treatments.
As our population ages the number of people with dementia is set to soar. With an estimated 84,000 people in Scotland having dementia the networks focus in the next year is to recruit more participants into clinical drug trials for Alzheimers Disease, Vascular Dementia and other types of dementia. If we are to have an impact on reducing dementia and providing better treatments for current and future patients, then research is the way forward.
The SDCRN have launched the ENRICH project with the aim of increasing dementia research in Care Homes across Scotland. More details can be found here.
We also want more patients and members of the public involved in the network. If you are interested please complete our involvement form here.
If you are a researcher looking for participants in you clinical study you should complete the network adoption form downloaded from the Resources page. There are also various reports for researchers interested in carer research topics available here.
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Aims of the Network
- Building on world class studies
- A Register for Studies
- Developing new researchers
- Quality and quantity
- Promoting Innovative practice
- Involving people with dementia
- Reaching a new population
- Links with UK and Europe