The Society’s newly launched Care and Public Health Programme Grants aim to improve quality of life for people with dementia by focusing on research into skilled dementia care and non-pharmacological interventions. By funding studies into effective care and support interventions, and how they can be efficiently delivered at scale within the current health and social care systems, the Society aims to reduce disability and distress, reduce the use of harmful practices, increase dignity, and improve inclusion of people with dementia into society.
They plan to ensure that these investments tackle some of the biggest areas of need for people affected by dementia and are also relevant to the work and strategy of the Alzheimer’s Society. For this reason researchers are asked to address one of four priority themes in their applications:
- Post-diagnostic support
- Independence at home
- Advanced dementia
- Quality of life
Applications should propose core programmes of work under one of the priority themes lasting between three and five years, and requesting no more than £2 million. Eligible research activities include synthesising evidence, developing and piloting ways to support people affected by dementia, disseminating findings and influencing policy.