In the UK, around 850,000 people have dementia, with that number projected to rise to one million by 2025. Dementia has a physical, psychological, social, and economic impact, not only on people with dementia, but also on their carers, families and society at large. Research at University of Stirling finds innovative solutions to the challenges of ageing and dementia which enables older people to live independent lives for longer. The Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) helps to translate research into policy-informing practice. Research conducted at the University of Stirling has also been influential in informing telecare and telemedicine implementation in Scotland and throughout Europe. Telehealthcare involves enhancing healthcare, public health and health education through the support and use of telecommunications technologies.
Photo Credit: University of Stirling