University of Salford Manchester

Salford Institute for Dementia

The Challenge

Dementia is becoming a global epidemic, with the number of people living with the condition in the UK alone expected to increase to 1 million by 2021. It is a disease that robs us of our precious memories, alters our perception of the world and eventually inhibits our ability to communicate. Dementia costs the UK over £23 billion a year, and this figure will rise to £27 billion per annum by 2018. With so many people already living in such challenging circumstances, it is vital that we do all we can now to maintain their independence for as long as possible and promote an integrated approach to support in the communities where they live.

The Solution

The new Salford Institute for Dementia is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with the condition through its focus on living well with dementia. The Institute designs dementia-friendly buildings, gardens, urban spaces and transport networks where those with the condition and their carers can live with meaning and purpose.

"...the Salford Institute for Dementia... is today in the forefront of the dementia-friendly movement in the UK."
The Times

The cluster of professions and disciplines we have brought together at the Salford Institute for Dementia means we are uniquely placed to tackle the challenge of enabling positive and supportive environments for people living with dementia.

Alumni like you are already contributing to this important work. Your donation can unlock futures that might otherwise have been stolen by dementia.

To discuss your support of our ground-breaking research please contact Patti Holmes, Development Manager, on +44 (0)161 295 5292 or at

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