Scotland’s first Dementia Research Consortium has been launched.
The new body which aims to bring a new, collaborative approach to dementia research is co-chaired by Professor Emma Reynish of the University of Stirling and a consultant physician in NHS Fife, and Dr Peter Connelly, co-director of the Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network, honorary senior lecturer in psychiatry at Dundee University and consultant in old age psychiatry in NHS Tayside.
Professor Reynish said: “A coordinated collaborative research effort has the potential to have a larger impact than that of individuals alone. Nowhere is this truer than in the field of dementia research.
“Effort across this whole spectrum is crucial to the overarching goal of realising benefits for people with dementia and their families and carers.”