The Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), University of Stirling is an international centre of knowledge and expertise dedicated to improving the lives of people with dementia. The centre draws on research and practice, from across the world, to provide comprehensive, up-to-date resources and training on all aspects of dementia.
For over 25 years it has worked with individuals and organisations to improve the design of care environments, to make communities dementia-friendly, to influence policy and to improve services for people with dementia.
It works across the Eight Domains which make a positive difference to people with dementia and their carers.
DSDC offers a range of training and education opportunities and can develop and deliver bespoke training. It also offers guidance and training in design for dementia. The Centre also produces high quality publications on a variety of topics which are available from the on-line bookshop or via Amazon. In addition, the DSDC’s library has a comprehensive collection of dementia-related resources.
DSDC is based in the Iris Murdoch Building which is designed in line with dementia-friendly design principles at the University of Stirling. DSDC is guided by an International Advisory Board and is funded largely from charitable sources.