London Centre for Dementia Care
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About the London Centre for Dementia Care

National Dementia Strategy - Link to current Department of Health National Dementia Strategy

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The London Centre for Dementia Care is part of a national network of Dementia Services Development Centres with each one serving a region of the UK.  The first centre was the DSDC for Scotland based at the University of Stirling.  The London Centre for Dementia Care was established in 1998 and is hosted by University College London. 

The London Centre for Dementia Care has a strong voluntary tradition, with roots in CRAC Dementia and Alzheimer’s Concern Ealing. The London Centre for Dementia Care is a collaborative venture between the academic, statutory and voluntary sectors.  A number of supporters have contributed to its work on a voluntary basis as members of the Steering Group, representing the LCDC at events and attending meetings on the centre’s behalf.

The Chairman of the Strategy Group is Professor Martin Orrell.  The Strategy Group provides support and direction to the Executive Director, Maria Parsons, who has responsibility for leading work that aims to secure its sustainability, status and governance. The London Centre for Dementia Care has an excellent reputation offering professionals and care staff a range of services. These include up to date information about dementia care policy, practice, education, training and research via the LCDC website, seminars and newsletters. Besides ensuring that the LCDC continues its important work on improving the quality of dementia care in London, we are setting a course for its further development.

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