Making Change Happen

The Dementia Services Development Trust celebrates over a quarter of a century of making things better for people with dementia and their carers. Starting with research and teaching, the Trust changed the way people think about building design, health and social care policy and improvement in health and social care services. Looking forward, we will support fundamental change in the way people think about this condition

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Making Change Happen

The Dementia Services Development Trust celebrates over a quarter of a century of making things better for people with dementia and their carers. Starting with research and teaching, the Trust changed the way people think about building design, health and social care policy and improvement in health and social care services. Looking forward, we will support fundamental change in the way people think about this condition

Current projects

 

Disruption Awards, 2018

The Dementia Services Development Trust (DSDT) is calling for proposals for short projects that will...

 

Dementia – the Radical Agenda

The DSDT has been working in Northern Ireland for ten years, and in this film Professor June Andrews and Mark Butler spend time in Belfast talking about what has happened so far, and what still...

 

Supporting people with dementia through the arts

People living with dementia can gain a lot from art.  The Trust has produced a clear and simple guide that provides the practical information which will help make sure things run smoothly when...

Latest thinking

2017 Annual report

A copy of the Trust annual report is now available online. Click here to download the report.

Dementia and Politics

Throughout 2015 and 2016 the Dementia Festival of Ideas funded by the Trust brought together leading politicians, clinicians, academics, policy specialists and communicators to reflect on the current state and future prospects of dementia and politics.  The wide-ranging discussion threw up some interesting and challenging differences in thinking.   A long extract from this discussion is...

Dementia Festival of Ideas

This was a year long exploration of the most stimulating thinking, writing and discussion on what dementia means in the 21st Century.  This exciting programme had something for everyone, including expert Master Classes, controversial blogs, participative events and on line discussion.  The Trust supported a major conference, a big survey and the development of radical thinking...

News

DSDT Disruption Awards
HOW TO APPLY

The Trust is calling for proposals for projects that will generate new thinking about dementia. We have been supporting improvements for people dementia and their carers for over thirty years.  In 2012, the  Read more

Letter from the Chair

Following the Spring meeting of the Trust.

The Trust in our spring meeting in March has been considering what lies at the core of what we do.  Of course, we raise money to ensure best practice in the care of those with dementia and their carers, but we also aim to initiate change and reframing of the public understanding of dementia.  How we do this is an important agenda item for us.

We’ve been aware that our annual report can seem a dry affair so we have set a...

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