Dementia Research

The work of DSDC is shaped by evidence and research drawn from across the world – not least from the work of the dementia research team based at the University of Stirling itself

Researchers at Stirling are involved in the here and now type of research that has the potential to bring about lasting and meaningful improvements to the lives of people with dementia and their carers in the very near future
Professor Emma Reynish
School of Applied Social Science, Stirling University

Research Team

The multi-disciplinary research team undertakes policy and practice relevant social scientific research, working collaboratively with other disciplines across the University, nationally and internationally.

It includes doctors, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, economists, social workers, social scientists, musicians, carers and people with dementia.

Research Programmes

Current research projects include work on:

  • outcomes for people with dementia
  • decision making for care provision
  • innovations in care
  • the roles of community-based care professionals
  • the importance of the dementia-friendly neighbourhood

Other research programmes look at specific populations – people with onset of dementia at a younger age, and those with alcohol-related brain injury.

More information on Dementia and Social Geronotology Research at the University of Stirling