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The Salford Institute for Dementia

Knowledge sharing

The Salford Institute for Dementia is committed to enhancing the experience of living with dementia through research, innovation, education and engagement. This is supported through regional, national and international collaborations with research teams and key industrial stakeholders as well as our dementia associates and members of the public.

We aim to raise awareness about dementia whilst promoting the concept of ‘living well with dementia’. The Salford Institute for Dementia will host a series of public events that will showcase local dementia support initiatives, celebrate progress in research and update on advances in medical science.

If you would like to work with us on a knowledge transfer/public engagement event or would like more information then please contact Dr Gemma Lace-Costigan, Lead in Knowledge Translation.

Collaborating regionally

Institute colleagues have been collaborating with partner organisations through the Salford Dementia Action Alliance, the Greater Manchester Dementia Research Consortium and the Greater Manchester Active and Healthy Ageing Coalition.

As part of our collaboration with the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University we are hosting the Greater Manchester Dementia Consortium on 7th February 2018 and also the Salford Dementia Action Alliance event on 19 June 2018.

Collaborating with health and social care partners

Collaborating through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Empowered Conversations KTP logo

The Empowered Conversations partnership between the Salford Institute for Dementia and Six Degrees Social Enterprise offers communication training for carers of people living with dementia. It looks at how emotions, thinking and attitude can transform the quality and enjoyment of these relationships .

Launch of the Salford Institute for Dementia Hub in May 2017

Anthea Innes

Professor Anthea Innes

As part of the growth of the Salford Institute for Dementia there is now a new hub space for the Institute team to connect with partner organisations which is on the Allerton Campus of the University of Salford. The development of the hub has been led by Professor Anthea Innes and Dr Monika Sharma. The hub will also be the venue for the Salford Institute for Dementia monthly dementia café, SIDS café, and Good Life club for people living with dementia in the local area.

For further information on any of the above, contact