Date opened: March 2011
Date closed: May 2011
During early 2011, the NIHR issued a call for research on dementia. This call extended across the translational pathway, including cause, cure and care, and prevention. Seven of the NIHR research programmes participated. This call is now closed.
The call supported the NIHR response to ‘Living well with Dementia – A National Dementia Strategy', published in February 2009. It also supported the work of the Ministerial Advisory Group on Dementia Research (MAGDR), on ways to improve the volume and impact of dementia research. A briefing event was held at Central Hall Westminster, London in January 2011, at which Paul Burstow, MP, Minister of State for Care Services, officially announced the call. Researchers were able to listen to speakers from MAGDR, and find out more about the support and funding provided by the NIHR for this call.
The following NIHR-managed research programmes participated:
Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME)
Health Services & Delivery Research (HS&DR)
Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR)
Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)
For more information on research funded in this area, please visit NIHR Open Data - dementia.