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Association for Dementia Studies

A national and international centre of excellence in training, education and research in dementia studies.

Association for Dementia Studies

About the Association for Dementia Studies

The Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) was established in 2009 at the University of Worcester under the leadership of Professor Dawn Brooker. Our aim is to make a substantial contribution to building evidence-based practical ways of working with people living with dementia and their families that enables them to live well. We do this primarily through research, education and scholarship.

To mark its fifth anniversary it hosted a celebration at the University of Worcester Arena on 14th May 2014. Further detials are at A brochure setting out the Association's highlights over its fist five years was produced for the occasion and this can be viewed/downloaded at ADS_brochure_2009_to_2014.pdf

At this event the The Hennell Award for Innovation and Excellence in Dementia Care.was launched in memory of the late Brian Hennell. His wife June has kindly sponsored this award which will recognise people who have made a significant contribution to promoting person-centred care.This award is to celebrate the achievements of an individual or team who have shown their ability to implement positive change for people living with dementia. It will be an annual award which will be made as part of the University of Worcester graduation events. This award is open to everyone who has attended a course facilitated by the Association for Dementia Studies. Nominations can be made by self, colleagues, course tutors and any individuals or carers affected by dementia. For more information please contact Mike Watts, 01905 542531, The closing date for 2014 nominations was Friday 10th October 2014.

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