DSDC draw on research and practice, from across the world, to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date resource on all aspects of dementia.

For over 25 years DSDC have worked with individuals and organisations to:

  • improve the lives for people living with dementia through care and design.
  • make communities dementia-friendly
  • influence policy and to improve services for people with dementia

DSDC provide

Education & training They provide a range of sustainable education and training programmes. Their training and education helps grow the confidence, knowledge and skills that make a difference to people with dementia, improve professional practice and enhance careers. They can deliver the right training and education whether you are a family carer, staff working in primary care, acute care, housing, social care, voluntary sector; or a commissioner of dementia services.

Dementia design: Their multidisciplinary team of clinical specialists, architects, and designers promote the importance of design for people with dementia. They have developed a unique insight into what can be done to support people with dementia, based on research and evidence of what makes a difference.

Improvement services: They assist organisations achieving excellence in the integration of care and services for people with dementia.

Publications(link is external)Ranging from helpful hint guides which make practical and cost-effective suggestions for people with dementia and their carers, to more complex and in-depth material for professionals to use in their place of work.

Information and events for carers: They organise free events across the UK for people with dementia and their carers.

Design and technology suite: A showcase for ideas to meet the practical needs of people with dementia.

Dementia information: Through their website and their social media presence they provide a variety of useful information on dementia.

Website: http://dementia.stir.ac.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dementiaservices

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dementiacentre

Contact details:

Dementia Services Development Centre, Iris Murdoch Building, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland UK
Tel: 01786 467740
Fax: 01786 466846