Ideas and Innovation

DSDC plays an important international role in creating fresh ideas, stimulating innovation and putting knowledge to work to improve the lives of people with dementia.

What is particularly impressive about your work is the way in which you have reached out from a University of Stirling setting into the wider community, not only in Scotland and in the UK, but also internationally
Lynne Berry OBE
Chief Executive WRVS

Case studies

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02: Ideas and Innovation – International Programme

Independent and authoritative, DSDC is able to act as an advocate for evidence and sound ideas.  It can also, when it needs to, act as a challenge to poor thinking and bad practice.

The focus for Ideas at DSDC is in four areas:

  • Leading new thinking on dementia
  • Stimulating and promoting innovation
  • Facilitating exchange of ideas and knowledge
  • Growing understanding and connection

Innovative thinking

DSDC does this though its own thought leadership series Iris, through the IdeasLab; and through events.

Ideas Lab

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The Ideas Lab has one simple aim - to improve the way we identify, capture and share practical suggestions which make a real difference around dementia.

  • The Ideas Lab helps bring people together who have great ideas which will improve the lives of people with dementia.
  • The Ideas Lab also includes an annual celebration and publication devoted to the best dementia ideas.
  • IdeasLab 2014 took place during the Alzheimer Europe conference in Scotland, UK.
  • IdeasLab 2015 - Dementia, the Arts and Culture took place in Belfast on 25th February 2015