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Neuroprogressive and Dementia Disease

The Neuroprogressive and Dementia Network is funded by the Chief Scientist Office to promote a culture of clinical research in dementia across Scotland and improve recruitment to high-quality studies from both urban and rural areas.

The Network has grown from four centres in Grampian, Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Lothian and Tayside to now cover the whole of mainland Scotland. In addition to improving the quality and quantity of dementia research in Scotland, the network aims to:

  • Build on world-class studies
  • Promote innovative practice
  • Increase research activity within the NHS and promote high quality, multidisciplinary and multi-centre trials
  • Increase the number of people with Neuroprogressive diseases or dementia and their carers in clinical studies
  • Deliver research in urban and rural areas
  • Support clinical research and researchers
  • Improve links within UK and Europe.

Our research strategy is overseen by our Advisory Board which includes external academic advisers, a carer, and a representative from Alzheimer Scotland. In general, we encourage research that aligns with the agenda set by SIGN 86 and the Scottish Dementia Strategy.

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The Neuroprogressive & Dementia Network has offices around Scotland with the main headquarters in Dundee:

  • Corridor M, Level 5, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee, DD1 9SY. Tel: 01382 423086.

We have regional offices at:

  • Old Age Psychiatry Directorate, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZH
  • Research Nurse Office, Old Pharmacy Building, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU
  • Room 16, 4th Floor, Walton Annexe, 84 Castle Street, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, G4 0SF
  • Centre for Health Science, Old Perth Road, Inverness, IV2 3JH
  • West Port Resource Centre, Hawick Community Hospital, Hawick, TD9 7AH.