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Experts in ageing working at Newcastle University have awarded £2 million for dementia research

Experts in ageing working at Newcastle University have been awarded £2 million from the Department of Health

It's to focus on dementia care and prevention on a global scale.

The money will be used to try and improve the health of patients and public in low and middle-income countries.

Louise Robinson, Director of Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing and Professor of Primary Care and Ageing, is leading the specialist team.

Louise Robinson, Director of Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing and Professor of Primary Care and Ageing Credit: Newcastle University

“With age the biggest risk factor for dementia, the world's rapidly ageing populations make dementia a global challenge for all.

Establishing a NIHR Global Health Group on dementia care and prevention provides us with a fabulous opportunity to collaborate with our colleagues in lower middle-income countries to develop global, as opposed to national, solutions to the dementia challenge.”

– Professor Robinson

The Newcastle University group received the funding for Global Health Research from the National Institute for Health Research.

How will the research work?

Dementia, a health priority around the world, has a disproportionately large impact on low and middle-income families.

The Newcastle University team will bring together expertise in public health and primary care, with global epidemiological research, to create a Global Health Research Group on dementia prevention and enhanced care.