Implementation grant scheme launched

Care and cure magazine - Autumn 2015

Alzheimer's Society is one of the first medical research charities to launch an Implementation grant scheme to enable the scaling-up of non-drug treatments, programmes and services that will improve the health and wellbeing of people with dementia.

Over the past few years, as research into the care of people with dementia has progressed, we have received lots of feedback that more needs to be done to close the gap between research and practice. 

Malayka Rahman-Amin, Research Translation Manager at the Society says, 'We have now entered an exciting phase of our funding journey where research knowledge is becoming mature enough to have potential impact, but we see blockages towards getting that research put to use in the real world.

'Our new Implementation grant scheme aims to unblock the research pipeline and enable research to have a positive impact on the lives of people with dementia.'

Alzheimer's Society is offering grants of up to £400,000 to researchers to implement strategies that have been shown to improve the quality of care.

This scheme will generate new insights into what it takes to translate research into better outcomes for people with dementia. These insights will be useful for researchers and those who commission and deliver care.