Dementia Services Development Centres (DSDC)

DSDC England
The Dementia Services Development Centres Network in England is composed of 8 centres distributed throughout England. This new website brings details of the 8 centres together, along with publications, news items, events and conference information and a public forum.

The DSDC Network Map
This provides a map of the UK showing all of the Dementia Services Development Centres, for more information on a particular DSDC click on the relevant location on the map.

Wales DSDC – University of Wales
In Wales, a unique partnership has been established between the University of Wales Bangor and the Service Development Team (EMI) in Cardiff in order to provide, on an all-Wales basis, a Dementia Services Development Centre

Scotland DSDC – University of Stirling
The Stirling Dementia Service Development Trust (formerly Dementia Services Development Centre – DSDC) is located within the Applied Social Science Department, Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Stirling. The first Dementia Services Development Centre in the UK was established at the University of Stirling in 1989.

Ireland DSIDC – St James Hospital
The Centre is located in Dublin. The Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC) was established in Ireland in 1999.

Australia DSDC – Sydney

Alzheimer’s Disease Organisations

Alzheimer’s Society – UK
The Alzheimer’s Society provides information and education, support for carers, and day and home care. It funds medical and scientific research and campaigns for improved health and social services and greater public understanding of dementia.

Alzheimer’s Society – Bristol branch
The Alzheimer’s Society in Bristol provides information and support for carers, and has developed a specialist daycare service for younger people with dementia called ‘The Limes Day Centre’ .

Alzheimer’s Europe
A Non-Governmental Organisation aimed at raising awareness of all forms of dementia through coordination and cooperation between Alzheimer organisations in Europe, as well as organising support to the sufferers of the disease and their carers.

Alzheimer’s Disease International
Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) is an umbrella organisation of Alzheimer Associations around the world which offer support and advice to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their carers.

Information and Research Organisations

Age Concern – England
Providing information on ageing matters in the UK. On line fact sheets, and a news section.

The Bristol Alzheimer’s Research Centre is a joint venture between the University of Bristol, Bristol Royal Infirmary and the Frenchay Health Trust. The Centre develops and evaluates new treatments whilst providing support to sufferers and their families. BRACE is internationally recognised as a major centre for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

The Centre for Policy on Ageing
CPA promotes informed debate about issues affecting older age groups, stimulates awareness of the needs of older people and encourages good practice. CPA has its own list of publications on policy issues and maintains an internationally renowned library and information service on the social, behavioural and health aspects of older age.

Enable project
This European project aims at improving the quality of life of people with dementia through developing and testing enabling products for people with mild to moderate dementia.

Kingshill Research Centre
An information resource which aims to provide patients and carers with access to the information they need to understand and cope with dementia. Also undertakes research into various aspects of Dementia. Based in Swindon UK

The LewyNet website aims to provide information on dementia with Lewy bodies

Signpost is a specialist quarterly journal aimed at those working with and caring for people with dementia, older people with mental health problems, and their carers.

Service Provision

Dementia Care Trust
Providing relief carers to support family or informal carers of people with dementia in the Bristol area

for Dementia
The present focus of for Dementia (formerly the Dementia Relief Trust) is the national development of the Admiral Nurse Service – specialist community nurses working with carers of people with dementia.