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 generate new thinking about dementia. There is a public perception of...

 

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

Stimulating Thinking – Iris

Iris is a series of thinkpieces launched in 2012 to address the issues that are shaping the future of dementia policy, care and practice.  Originally published on the website of the Dementia Services Development Centre they are now going to be available on this website. Stimulating thinking The Trust is grateful to its sponsors and partners for supporting the...

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
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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

Angus Mitchell obituary

The Trust was sad to hear of the passing of one of our founder trustees, Dr Angus Mitchell CB, CVO, MC, at the end of February. Angus was a war hero, and a distinguished senior civil servant, and continued to work for others throughout his life. His obituary in the Scotsman describes a long and illustrious career. Angus was very supportive as the founder convener of Scottish Action on Dementia (later to become Alzheimer Scotland) and used his influence as Chairman of the University Court and a former senior Civil Servant to ensure...

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