Manchester, Salford and Manchester Metropolitan Universities team up in a new initiative to combat dementia in the region and beyond.

27 May 2016

To mark Dementia Awareness Week (May 15-21), leading researchers from the three institutions met on Monday May 16 at The University of Manchester’s Whitworth to open a series of collaborations around a range of dementia issues.

It comes as part of DevoManc agenda where the Greater Manchester region begins to synchronise its health and social care provision, enabling the NHS, local authorities and research institutions to work together on more co-ordinated approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of local people.

Professor Nigel Hooper, The University of Manchester’s lead for dementia research said: “Together the three universities in the region are much stronger than the sum of their parts. The highest rates of dementia in the country are in North West England, so working together like this on dementia brings different experts, networks and resources to bear on making a positive difference to those living with dementia, their carers and families.”

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