Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia
We are an interdisciplinary group of dementia researchers, people with dementia, dementia practitioners and representatives from a range of dementia organisations. We are interested in exploring and developing theories, methods and impact around the experience of living with dementia.
We work across the following core themes:
- Social relationships and friendships, peer support, emotions and counselling
- Living and dying with dementia
- Dementia and design
- Marginalised groups with dementia (including people with intellectual disabilities)
- Risk and resilience
- Working with people who have dementia to understand their experience and possible approaches to impact policy, practice and society.
Our aim for the Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia (ECRED) is to create international social research and impact that prioritises the experience of dementia and strengthens global understanding of living with dementia. We provide a research and learning environment that creates opportunities for the sharing of knowledge and skills focusing on improving the lived experience of dementia, the perspective of the person with dementia is central to this work. We have a strong and active commitment to interdisciplinary working and many of our current projects include collaborations with researchers, clinicians and practitioners in a range of practice settings, with voluntary sector organisations and with other academics throughout the UK and internationally as well as across disciplines of social work, counselling, nursing, psychology, philosophy, geography and social policy.
The ECRED blog
This a space to facilitate being closer to you and to share the research conducted worldwide and at the University of Edinburgh in line with the core themes mentioned above. We want people affected with dementia and those around them to live well with dementia. This blog will be written without jargon in a friendly informal style and backed up with an evidence-based framework. You are welcome to comment and interact with us! Click here to visit our blog now
20 years of activism by people with dementia in Scotland honoured
The Life Changes Trust is today publishing a landmark book, ‘Loud and Clear’, which tells the story of how people living with dementia in Scotland have become activists and influencers in their own right over the last twenty years. Read more