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Dementia and Ageing Research Team (DART)

The Dementia and Ageing Research Team (DART)'s primary research interest is in the everyday experience of people living with dementia and their care partners and finding ways to engage those perspectives in transforming, shaping and leading our work.

We aim to:

  • promote an understanding of dementia through social research methods;
  • engage people living with dementia and their carers in setting our research and evaluation practice;
  • be part of a wider network of psychosocial research centres in dementia centres;
  • connect and translate our work into a variety of knowledge exchange platforms.

Free training materials

Getting to Know Me in the Acute Hospital (Lead: Ruth Elvish, with Simon Burrow, Kathryn Harney and John Keady) is a six-hour training programme on dementia for hospital staff, funded by Greater Manchester HIEC. All training materials are free to download.

The training has been delivered to over 750 NHS hospital staff across the north-west of England.

Dementia journal

John Keady is Founder and Co-Editor of the bi-monthly Sage journal Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice and Caroline Swarbrick works as the Book Reviews and Educational Resources Editor.

The first edition was published in 2002. Dementia was accepted for indexing in the Thompson Reuters SSCI in 2014 and received its first Impact Factor in mid-June 2015 (0.92, placing the journal 22nd out of 32 in the worldwide gerontology category).

Outstanding paper

This paper was selected by the journal's Editorial Team as being the Outstanding Paper in the 2015 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.