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. 

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SDRC Latest

SDRC Annual Report 2020/21

Read our latest SDRC Annual Report, which gives an update of the current dementia and brain health research from all our themes, and the results of our research mapping

Scottish Dementia and Brain Health Research Strategy

Read the first Research Strategy into dementia and brain health in Scotland

Webinar Series

The SDRC have launched our webinar series, which takes place on the first Wednesday night of every months. Have a look at what events are coming up and look back at previous presentations

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...

I Got Involved and then it was Radio Silence

In today's Research Involvement blog, we are featuring Marion Ritchie, member of the National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) who has been involved in research for many years. Marion is just one of many people we have been speaking to their experiences of...

A Bicycle Built for Two…or More: Collaboration in Research

A Bicycle Built for Two….or More: Collaboration in Research In the second blog of our new series we hear from Dr Margaret Brown, Senior Lecturer and Depute Director of the Alzheimer Centre for Policy and Practice at University of the West of Scotland. Read Margaret's...

That’s a good idea!

At SDRC we have been speaking to different people about their experiences of involvement in dementia research and are delighted to be publishing a series of blogs, sharing tips and lessons for us all. Our first blog in this new Research Involvement series is from...

Care home lockdown and the impact on families: Rapid Study Update

Care home lockdown and the impact on families: what hurt, what helped and what happens next   At the end of last year, we published a researcher blog from those involved in the Creative Covid Care study. This blog outlined their work on the experiences of...

Guest Blog: Marianne Cranwell

Today's blog is from Marianne Cranwell, who in undertaking a PhD at the University of Dundee. Marianne talks about her PhD journey, and the changes that have happened along the way. Hi, my name is Marianne, I am an ESRC funded PhD student in the school of Education...

Guest Blog: Jennifer Waymont

Today's blog is from Jenny Waymont, who recently completed her PhD and is now working with Brain Health Scotland. You may recognise Jenny from previous blogs, and also featured as an ECR in the SDRC Annual Report 2020. Jenny tells us about her where her career is...

Researcher Blog: Doing Rapid COVID research

Today's SDRC blog provides insights from three investigators and offers tips on doing rapid COVID research. George Palattiyil, Sarah Swift and Debbie Tolson have shared their experiences of working together remotely and the process of the research, from the...

Treating dementia, what’s next and how do we get there?

On the 21st September 2021, World Alzheimer's Day, Alzheimer Scotland held their annual conference. It was a virtual event which was attended by people with dementia, carers, practitioners and other members of the public from all over Scotland.  In the afternoon...

Ten years of the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre: past, present, and future

Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre (ASDRC) is in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and provides a high quality environment for dementia research. On the 21st September 2021, the ASDRC celebrated its 10th Anniversary. To celebrate this, they...

RCPsych Awards 2021: Nominations for Dr Tom Russ and Dr Lucy Stirland

At the SDRC, we are always excited when we can share success of dementia and brain health researchers working in Scotland. We'd like to offer our congratulations to Dr Lucy Stirland and SDRC Executive Committee Member Dr Tom Russ for their recent nominations for a...

Scottish Neurological Research Fund 2021: Award Announcement

We have produced a report based on the findings of how COVID-19 has impacted our members’ research- with particular focus on ECRs

Research Recruitment Support for Primary Care Researchers

The NRS Primary Care Network is the national primary care research network operating in Scotland. The network was established in 2002 as a framework to co-ordinate national research activity in primary care. The overall aim of the network is to increase the amount of...

Research in the News: Football Heading and Dementia Risk

Researchers Glasgow Brain Injury Research Group (GBIRG) led by Associate Professor Willie Stewart, have published their findings reporting a link between a footballers' outfield position and neurodegenerative risk.  Taking place at the University of Glasgow, as part...

The launch Scottish Brain Health and Dementia Research Strategy

Today (8 July 2021) sees the launch of the first Scottish Brain Health & Dementia Research Strategy. Prepared by Alzheimer Scotland, The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium and Brain Health Scotland, and endorsed by a broad range of national organisations, the...

The launch of the SDRC Annual Report 2020/21

The SDRC Annual Report 2020/21, launched at the SDRC Annual Conference 2021 on Wednesday 16th June. It outlines what research has been ongoing in dementia and brain health research in Scotland in the past 12 months. Of course, it heavily features the impact COVID has...

Aducanumab: Approval of new Alzheimer’s disease drug explained

Aducanumab: Dr Terry Quinn explains approval of new Alzheimer's disease drug  SDRC Executive Committee member, Dr Terry Quinn, Terry takes us through all the important facts behind the recent announcement by the FDA in the US to approve aducanumab for the treatment of...

Launch of the SDRC Early Career Researcher Group

The SDRC are very excited to announce the launch of our Early Career Researcher (ECR) Group. This group are made up of ECRs from research institutions across Scotland, representing all dementia and brain health disciplines. Their purpose is to advise the SDRC...

Our mission

The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium have a set of objectives which underline our mission of both celebrating and supporting research. Our objectives are:

 

  • Create opportunities to bring together Scottish-based dementia researchers of all research interests and backgrounds
  • Promote collaboration and co-ordination between researchers
  • Work with the Scottish Government to help improve dementia services backed by research
  • Represent the interests of dementia research in Scotland at national, UK, European and worldwide level
  • Ensure that the voice and views of people living with dementia in Scotland and their loved ones are central to all we do
Find out more about what the SDRC do

How can I be a part of the SDRC?

The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium is the biggest network of brain health and dementia research in Scotland.

We are community of over 600 members. We work together to bring research into practice and also to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and those who care for them.

Membership for the SDRC is free and open to all.