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We're here for all dementia research in Scotland

The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium celebrates and supports all dementia research taking place across the country. We are a membership organisation including researchers, healthcare professionals, people living with dementia and anyone else with an interest in research. 

SDRC Conference 2023

Save the date for the SDRC Conference which will take place on 25-26 April 2023

Technology for Brain Health and Dementia Prevention: Special Interest Group

This Special Interest Group will bring together stakeholders from a range of experiences to share their knowledge and expertise to discuss innovations to support people living with dementia and those who care for them.

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Guest blog: Childhood Dementia Initiative

This guest blog is from the Childhood Dementia Initiative, who are working to increase awareness of dementia in children and to accelerate research in this area.  Read on to find out about the activity of the Childhood Dementia Initiative and please get in touch with...

Outgoing SDRC Chair: Professor Craig Ritchie Blog

Today, 10th October 2022, the SDRC will open nominations for researchers to join Executive Committee and for the position of Chair- members will receive an email to their inbox with further details. SDRC Chair, Professor Craig Ritchie is standing down. Please read...

SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Informatics & Technology

The following is an excerpt of SDRC Annual Report 2021/22 which provides on overview of the research in the field of brain health Informatics & Technology, written by theme lead and SDRC Executive Committee member Dr Mario Parra Rodriguez. The SDRC is witnessing a...

SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Living with Dementia

On the 9th May 2022, the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium launched our Annual Report.  In addition to providing an overview of all dementia and brain health research in the past year, we also have a section in the report dedicated to each of the SDRC research...

SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Diagnosis

This blog is an extract from the SDRC Annual Report 2021/22, dedicates a section to the progress and ongoing work of each of the SDRC research themes.  This blog is from the Diagnosis theme, written by theme lead Dr Terry Quinn. Twelve months is a long time in...

SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Fundamental Science

In the SDRC Annual Report 2021/21 we dedicated a section each to the progress and ongoing work of the SDRC research themes.  The following extract is focusing on the Fundamental Science theme, led by Professor Frank Gunn-Moore and Dr Sophie Bradley. Read more below....

Blog: Strengthening dementia education research through collaboration

In this blog, we hear about how a chance encounter at an SDRC Conference led to developments in dementia knowledge and education research. Read on to find out more... Harnessing the power of the SDRC: strengthening dementia education research through collaboration As...

Research Participant Blog: Eileen Penman

The SDRC are pleased to be able to continue our Research Involvement blog series, featuring participants in research across Scotland. This blog series aims to share experiences of different perspectives of research as well as tips and lessons for researchers. Our...

What’s is like to live with dementia and want to plan ahead? Film by Tharin Phenwan

What's it like living with dementia and want to plan ahead? A film by Tharin Phenwan   Postgraduate Researcher Tharin Phenwan, from the School of Health Sciences, has filmed a short monologue as part of his research output for the study 'Advance Care Planning...

We cry again

Our fourth blog in the Research Involvement series is by Lorna Walker who is an NDCAN member. If you are an SDRC member that would like to contribute a guest blog for this series, please get in touch with us.  Research involvement is only possible when people who have...

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Save the Date: SDRC Annual Conference 2023

The SDRC are pleased to announce the confirmed dates for the Conference 2023. The Conference will take place on 25th & 26th April 2023, the the Radisson Blu Glasgow. Tickets are not yet available, but rest assured that we will keep members updated via the website,...

Call for new members: Scottish Cognitive Ageing Network

The Scottish Cognitive Ageing Network (SCAN) was established in 2022, aimed at formalising and building on cross-institutional links in cognitive ageing research across Scotland. The inaugural meeting took place at the University of Strathclyde in May, with a second...

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Leah Macaden

Following the 2022 SDRC Executive Committee election, Dr Leah Macaden has been elected as a new member. Find out more in Leah's biography below. Dr Leah Macaden is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Edinburgh with a rich and diverse range of academic,...

SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Jennifer Macfarlane

In October 2022, the SDRC held our election to refresh the Executive Committee. We are now able to announce who was successfully voted. Jennifer Macfarlane has been a co-opted member of the SDRC Executive Committee since earlier this year, we are now delighted to...

Funding Opportunity: Alzheimer Scotland Student Research Programme

Alzheimer Scotland is pleased to announce the launch of the Student Research Programme. Alzheimer Scotland, with support of the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium (SDRC), is establishing a new research programme, which will fund studentships for projects for...

Highlights from Alzheimer Europe Conference 2022

On 17-19 October 2022, Alzheimer Europe held their Annual Conference in Bucharest, Romania. The theme of the event was Building Bridges. In this blog, we are sharing the highlights of the Conference from a Scottish perspective. The Alzheimer Europe Conference is a...

Neuroprogressive and Dementia Research Network Conference 2022

This year's Neuroprogressive and Dementia Network (from NHS Research Scotland) Annual Conference will be day focused on those most impacted by research outcomes, and an opportunity to learn from their experiences to improve the research landscape. It will bring...

Seedcorn Grant: Precision Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre

The Precision Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre has launched a call for seedcorn grants aimed at developing new projects and collaborations across the academic, NHS and industry sector to drive novel and exciting research and innovation in Precision Medicine....

Edinburgh Dementia Prevention Summer School 2022

Edinburgh Dementia Prevention are hosting a brain health summer school on Monday 26 September - Thursday 29 September 2022, at St Leonard's Hall, Edinburgh. It is is a 4-day interactive course designed principally for trainee and qualified clinicians, nurses and...

Life Sciences Event with the SDRC, SULSA, Brain Health Scotland & Alzheimer Scotland

On the 26-27 May 2022, the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA), the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium, Brain Health Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland hosted world leaders in Life Sciences at a summit at the University of St Andrews.  This two-day...

How do I join the SDRC?

The SDRC membership is open to everyone with an interest in dementia research. Best of all, it’s free! Click the link below for more information and to sign up today.