Dementia partnership agreed between charity and university

Web dementia trial stock image

The University of the West of Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland are set to work together

15th August 2017 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

A charity has signed a strategic partnership agreement with an education provider.

The University of the West of Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland have said the deal will build on already established close links.

The two bodies have said they are committed to working collaboratively to support advancing their respective strategic objectives, and this new partnership will see them focus resources on shared priority areas. 

These primarily concern a joint commitment to further develop the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Dementia Policy & Practice; increasing collaborative working to influence policy; and shaping practice in dementia care.

Karen Wilson, dean of the university’s school of health, nursing and midwifery, said: “We are committed to making an important and lasting contribution to our society and this partnership will result in even more benefits to those living, and caring for a loved one with, dementia.”

Henry Simmons, chief executive of Alzheimer Scotland, said: “It is hugely important for us to work in partnership with researchers who are dedicated to developing better practice in dementia. We must never lose sight of the people living with dementia today who can, and should, benefit from dementia research.”