Dementia Care Centre

 

Dementia is perhaps the greatest challenge to healthcare in the future. Every three minutes someone is diagnosed with dementia and it is reported that 46.8 million people live with the condition worldwide. This is predicted to increase to 74.7 million in 2030 and 131.5 million in 2050 (Alzheimer's Disease International, 2016). In the UK it is estimated that 850 000 people are currently living with dementia, with numbers predicted to rise to over 1 million in 2025 (Alzheimer's Society, 2016). Apart from those diagnosed there are many more living with symptoms of the condition and often inadequate care and support.

The Dementia Care Centre (DCC) at the University of West London specialises in creative solutions to make lives better for people with dementia. Led by Professor Victoria Tischler, the DCC works with psychologists, healthcare professionals, artists, musicians, designers and hospitality staff to create, evaluate and share innovative arts and multi-sensory approaches that improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers.

We rely on funding to support our work. Your donation will help to develop new projects that enhance wellbeing for people living with dementia.