Our Research Innovation programme

Our Innovation team wants to identify and develop new solutions to help everyone affected by dementia to live well.

Life with dementia can come with challenges. We believe innovation can help people to live well with dementia by taking on these challenges together.

Join the Innovation Hub

Be part of the conversation on the Alzheimer's Society Innovation Hub. Our team will focus on the most important issues facing people affected by dementia and innovate to find solutions that can change lives.

  • Sign up to receive innovation updates
  • Share the challenges you face – big and small
  • Vote on the important issues 
  • Comment on ideas for solutions.

Our innovation projects

We work at speed through our innovation process to understand the challenges faced by people affected by dementia and work together to design and test solutions in the real world.

Current innovation projects

  • Banking and dementia

Developing a specialist helpline to support Santander customers living with dementia with day-to-day banking.

  • Improving hospital discharge

Building a hospital journey tracker to enable families to plan for their loved one’s discharge from hospital.

  • Continence

Exploring solutions to challenges around continence and going to the toilet

Partnership projects

We partner with companies and organisations that have specialist skills and knowledge to support and run innovation projects.

A response to isolation caused by the COVID crisis for people affected by dementia, in collaboration with Association for Dementia Studies at University of Worcester and the UK Dementia Research Institute’s Care Research and Technology Centre (UK DRI CRT) at Imperial College.

A range of tactile wooden tools to help provide meaningful activity for those living with dementia. Developed in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and manufactured by Active Minds.

Alzheimer's Society Accelerator Programme

Calling all innovators: Do you have an idea that could change lives?

We are investing in innovations to improve the lives of people affected by dementia through our Accelerator Programme.

We’re offering bespoke business support and investment up to a value of £100,000, along with a 12-month partnership.

By backing passionate people with innovative ideas we’ll bring change to people affected by dementia faster. 

Current Accelerator Partners

A highly secure, pre-paid debit card and app designed to help families living with dementia to safely manage their daily spending.

  • Konnect by Kraydel

A device that enables easy video calling through the TV.

A soft comforter designed to be cuddled by people living with advanced dementia.

Previous Accelerator Partners

Helping people affected by dementia to live at home, independently for longer using simple smartphone applications.

Bite-size sweets made of 90% water to increase water intake.

Find out more

Get in touch with the Innovation team for more information about any of our projects. 

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