The University of Manchester has a tremendous breadth of dementia activity that ranges 'from cell to society' - from looking at the biological mechanisms of dementia to bringing forward real benefits to enable people to live well with dementia.
Dementia is not a single condition and is usually experienced alongside other conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
The challenge for the next steps in care and research depend on earlier diagnosis of dementia, accurate stratification between different dementia types, more rapid translation of research advances into clinical practice and care, and enabling people to live well with dementia.
The aims of Dementia@Manchester are to:
- contribute significantly to understanding neurodegenerative disease mechanisms;
- identify potential treatments for and evidence for the prevention of dementia;
- evaluate and translate treatment and care pathways;
- discover and inform on how to live well with dementia at an individual, family and society level.
Through this coordinated and collaborative approach, working in partnership with regional and national organisations, we are uniquely able to deliver a step-change in the quality and quantity of dementia research activity.
As a result, we will bring forward real benefits to people living with dementia and their carers.