Salford Institute for Dementia (SID) emerged from the goal of University colleagues in enabling those living with dementia and their care partners to live as well as possible.
The Institute began work in earnest to meet a community engagement agenda and established a panel of people with dementia and care partners called the Dementia Associates.
Our panel of Dementia Associates advise and are involved with our education provision and inform research and knowledge translation activities at the University. Our research ideas are discussed with our dementia associates both during bid writing stages and when we are successful in securing funding they are included in our steering groups for projects. Our associates are also very active in community engagement events; such as the launch of our new Dementia Hub in 2017 and Dementia Action Week 2018.
The Institute leadership team are tasked with taking the work of SID forward. The leadership team are collectively an experienced group of researchers from different disciplines and are skilled using a variety of research methods, securing funding from different sources, disseminating their research to academic audiences and maximising societal impact.
Our associates are also very active in community engagement events; such as the launch of our new Dementia Hub in 2017 and Dementia Action Week 2018
Our work focuses on the challenges faced by people living with dementia and their supporters and seeks to improve their lives in positive and meaningful ways. Our research is impactful and far reaching in scope and scale. We have received funding from research councils, national and local charities, clinical commissioning groups, city and county councils, NHS trusts and other public sector providers. We collaborate with other researchers from across the world, as well as organisations, enterprises, service providers, and most importantly, people living with dementia to undertake our work.