Centre for Dementia

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Why we need you 

The active involvement of the public in health and social care research is central to the Centre for Dementia's mission, and also the research policy agenda of the UK. It is founded on the core principle that people who are affected by research have a right to have a say in what and how research is undertaken. The knowledge, expertise, and experiences of people with dementia, their carers and care professionals is regarded as key to successful research.


Our aims

  • To establish mutually respectful partnerships with people with dementia, their carers and other key stakeholders such as care professionals
  • To ensure that people are involved and engaged in our research, adding value and impact to what we do for the benefit of people with dementia and their carers
  • To involve people with dementia, their carers and other key stakeholders in the design of research studies
  • To share the findings of our research via our involvement and engagement web page, seminars, consultation events and publications in academic journals

How to get involved

People with dementia, carers and the public


Join our Patient and Public Involvement in Research

Our group of people with dementia and their family members or carers aims to help the research within Centre for Dementia. The group meets monthly to hear news from research projects, and also to learn about the processes of dementia research. Academic researchers also attend, to learn about how to work better with people with dementia. We hope that everyone gets something out of the meetings, including friendship and support that comes with a peer group. Specifically, we will ask your input to shape the way that research money is spent and the research is done. The meetings will also help people with dementia and their carers to link up with the individual research projects where there are more chances to get involved.

Meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month at the Institute for Mental Health, Triumph Road, Nottingham NG7 2TU. We have coffee and tea from 10.00am, for a 10.30am start. We expect to finish at 11.30am.  Please let us know if you would like to join the group by emailing jacqueline.patrick@nottingham.ac.uk

Alternatively, if you find it difficult to join a regular meeting, we have a database of people who volunteer for specific research projects, so please get in touch if you’d like to join the database.

Download our latest newsletter (March 2017) by clicking this link.

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Past events

Consultation event on 24 June 2015
The event on 24 June 2015 included presentations showcasing some of the centre’s research activities, and a talk by Dr Kevin Harvey from the University’s School of English about the use of shared reading groups for people with dementia.

Consultation event on 13 Nov 2014


Find out more about dementia


Care professionals



We hold regular seminar and conference events, designed to address topics of practical and academic interest to those who work with people with dementia in a professional or clinical capacity.    

2nd East Midlands Dementia Day

Past conferences





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Centre for Dementia

The University of Nottingham
Institute of Mental Health
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

telephone: +44 (0) 115 823 0421