This year, one person will develop dementia every three minutes in the UK. In England, there are around 670,000 people living with some form of the condition, and that number is expected to double over the next 30 years.
With no known cure, it is essential that a combination of research and support initiatives are put in place to help those with dementia and their friends and families – and University of Plymouth is playing a world-leading role in making that happen.
Researchers in our Medical School, working alongside national and international colleagues, are pioneering cutting edge clinical trials into the potential causes and treatments of this devastating and progressive illness.
And academics across all our faculties are guiding international organisations, including the UK Government, to enhance the support available in health settings, in communities and in the home.
Ian Sherriff, Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia, said:
While we are proud of what we have achieved so far, we are all aware that there is more to do – support from the highest levels and the continued efforts of innovators in the lab, in clinic and in society will help us to tackle this pernicious disease
More news about our dementia initiatives
- Study explores links between people taking multiple medications and dementia 12 October 2022
- University partners with Heathrow to support passengers with dementia 2 December 2021
- Common antidepressant should no longer be used to treat people with dementia, study says 21 October 2021
- New guide to promote dementia friendly dentistry across the UK 21 September 2021
- University supports Plymouth’s Dementia Action Week 17 May 2021