We're here for all dementia research in Scotland

The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium champion the work of the world-class dementia and brain health researchers across the country. We are a network that supports dementia research in Scotland in all disciplines. From dementia prevention, diagnosis, developing treatments in the future as well as helping the lives of people living with dementia today. 

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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

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...

Do you have insights to share with other researchers? Write a blog for the SDRC!

We are looking for PhD Students and Early Career Researchers to feature on our website and write a guest blog for the SDRC. You may already be familiar with our blog series, with each blog focusing on a researcher or group of researchers. We welcome contributions from...

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...

SDRC Support for Early Career Researchers

The SDRC aim to be here for all dementia researchers based in Scotland. Of course, supporting ECRs is a key part of this, and we want to do all we can to nurture emerging talent and help develop the future leaders in dementia and brain health research. As was part of...

National Workshops- Patient Public Involvement

NHS Research Scotland (NRS) has funded a small bid from the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow to run some Patient Public Involvement (PPI) Workshops. The idea of the workshops is to have a collective dialogue about how we progress PPI in...

Professionals required for focus group: Research Prioritisation in Dementia

Monica Logan, a student at the University of Glasgow and SDRC member, is looking for participants for a focus group for her research project. The purpose of this study is to understand the dementia research priorities of Scottish clinicians and researchers working in...

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Stina Saunders

Our final announcement of new SDRC Executive Committee members is Stina Saunders. We are delighted to have Stina joining us and look forward to working with her and all the new members. Find out more about Stina in the blog below.   I am in the final year of my PhD at...

Alzheimer Disease International Clinician Survey

This year Alzheimer's Disease International has commissioned McGill University, Montreal, Canada to produce this year's World Alzheimer Report on diagnosis, as well as the 2022 World Alzheimer Report on post-diagnostic support. The first of three surveys is now ready...

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Tom Russ

Following our recent SDRC Executive Committee election, we have seven new researchers join us.  The full list of members is available here. We are delighted to announce Dr Tom Russ as one of the newest members. Find out more about Tom below.  I trained in medicine and...

Our mission

The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium have a set of goals which underline everything that we do. The purpose of these is to first, celebrate all ongoing dementia research. The second is to nurture the development of the research environment in Scotland to make it the best it can be. Our objectives are:

 

  • 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
  • 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.