Salford Institute for Dementia Non-Profits

They approach is putting the humanity and personhood of the person with dementia at the heart of what they do. The institute is engaged in research, innovation and education in supportive design and care for people living with dementia. The focus of this work is the maintenance of independence and the promotion of integrated support in the communities where people live. At the University of Salford they have made the decision to utilise our resources to benefit those in our society whose lives have been changed by dementia today. In November 2013, they established the Salford Institute for Dementia, building on over three years of successful collaboration across a unique network of academics at the University. The Institute has at its’ heart a spotlight on the humanity and personhood of those living with dementia. Its driving philosophy is to enable people to live positive, fulfilled lives and instil in everyone a confidence that they can make a difference to an individual’s experience of dementia. At Salford they are offering a multi-disciplinary lens on this urgent global challenge. As part of their work to become a “dementia friendly” university, over 50 colleagues from across the institution including the School of the Built Environment, the College of Health and Social Sciences and the School of Arts and Media, have created new collaborations to focus our work in this area. This has been supported by their key partners at a local, national and international level, including Alzheimer’s UK, Four Seasons Healthcare and the Dementia Action Alliance through the establishment of their own local organisation, the Salford Dementia Action Alliance. Through these relationships and our wider discussions they have discovered that demand for knowledge, networks, expertise and investment in this area is urgently needed and significant
Headquarters: Salford, Manchester, England
Founded Date: 2013
Employees Number: Undisclosed
Funding Status: N/A

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