Hire our conference suite and meeting rooms for half price

Find out more

Our Dementia Awareness training allows participants to experience how everyday activities are affected by the ageing process

View dates in Birmingham and Stirling

The work of DSDC and this website is generously supported by the Dementia Services Development Trust

Find out more and donate

Train as a facilitator for our "Best Practice in Dementia Care" Learning Programme this July

View dates in Birmingham and Stirling

“Dementia is the biggest issue facing us all and there are things that we can do to make a difference”
Find out more about how we can help


How The Dementia Centre makes a difference

News and Views

Posted by Siobhan McDermott, on 25th June
DSDC’s Best Practice Programme and Virtual Hospital have been shortlisted in the Health Service Journal's Value in Healthcare Awards.  The winners of these Awards will be announced at...
by Mark Butler
This month one dementia story grabbed the headlines – the Cambridge public health study which suggested a third of Alzheimer's disease...
by Philip Atkinson
Dementia can affect anyone, equally, and there’s no hierarchy of tragedy.  There are however some people for whom I find the condition...
by Mark Butler
Today’s Herald includes a news item in which the head of the Health department and the NHS in Scotland, the senior civil servant Paul Gray, is...
by Dr Tom Christie
Anyone with even a passing interest in dementia care will be aware of the enormous benefits which are made possible with reminiscence therapy. ...
by Mark Butler
The latest report from the International Longevity Centre on “Preventing Dementia: A Provocation”, is aimed at raising the ante on...
by Mark Butler
Photographs, never straightforward, take on all sorts of different roles in care settings. Photographs of family and events are often literally part...

Forthcoming Events

Featured event
Dementia Awareness
DSDC, University of Stirling
Dementia Design School
Ashling Hotel, Dublin
Dementia Awareness
Conference Park, Birmingham

On Twitter

RT @ProfJuneAndrews: Steven has raised nearly £2,000 in memory of his dad. DSDC is so grateful..see his support! https://t.co/ZtT2A8CGHb
10 hours 41 min ago

Most Visited

The Virtual Care Home is an online resource that demonstrates dementia-friendly design in care...

We also need to acknowledge that everyone with dementia is different in every possible way:...

Best Practice Training in Dementia Care

Three different programmes available for all frontline...

DSDC offers

Study Days

covering a wide range of current topics including dementia...

In the Media

Best Practice in Dementia Care Learning Programme