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.
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.