Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice

  • News 

    Dr Karen Watchman has been awarded a three-year grant from the Alzheimer’s Society to implement non-pharmacological interventions with people who have a learning disability and dementia.

    Coming soon: news of our end of project conference in Porto, September 2016. Findings from the Dementia Palliare European advanced dementia project.

    Dr Karen Watchman is collaborating with the University of Illinois at Chicago to host an international summit on intellectual disability and dementia at UWS Paisley campus in October 2016.

    Margaret Brown is presenting at BRE Dementia Friendly, Home Refurbishment event, Ravenscraig, 1st June 2016.

    Jenny’s Diary has now been translated into Chinese, click here for a free download 

    Dr Louise Ritchie and Professor Graham Jackson are presenting at Dementia and the Law in Glasgow, 1st June 2016

    Interested in interprofessional learning in advanced dementia? Join our virtual Dementia Palliare Community of Practice here 

    Professor Debbie Tolson was one of six inspiring women to reach the final of the 2015 Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year. Her video, recorded for the awards ceremony, can be viewed here.

    Dr Karen Watchman has been awarded seedcorn funding by the RS Macdonald Charitable Trust to develop learning disability and dementia projects at UWS.

    Jenny's Diary has been launched to support conversations about dementia with people who have a learning disability.

    The Centre hosted two days of successful community engagement events funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Videos from Day 1 'Employment and Dementia' can be viewed here (then click link to dementia and employment at left of page).

    Professor Debbie Tolson and Professor Graham Jackson have been appointed to the Expert Advisory Panel of Alzheimer Europe, 2015-2018.

    Professor Debbie Tolson is leading the EU Erasmus+ 'Palliare' project. This collaborative programme across seven countries will develop experiential learning in advanced dementia for the qualified dementia workforce in Europe. Palliare

    Professor Graham Jackson has been appointed Dementia Clinical Advisor to the Scottish Government. Read more.

    Recent publications:
    Not another care handbook By Professor Graham Jackson  
    Intellectual Disability and Dementia By Dr Karen Watchman

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  • Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice

    Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice is a partnership with the University of the West of Scotland and provides a high quality environment for applied research, education and social enterprise. Find out more about our staff, eventscentre affiliates and research and projects

    To be a centre of excellence advancing dementia policy and practice through education, applied research and social enterprise.

    To work collaboratively with people with dementia and carers, the scientific and practice communities to advance evidence informed dementia policy and practice.

    What we do
    Our work focuses on three key activities: 

    - Applied research for policy and practice 
    - Education to promote evidence informed practice
    - Policy influencing and implementation

    Work with us  

    Dementia Champions in Scotland – find out about how we are supporting the development of Dementia Champions as change agents across Scotland.
    Practice Collaborative - an opportunity to work in partnership with the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice.

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