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-King's College London: GBP4.7m research grant set to improve care for people with dementia

Jan 17, 2019 - ENP Newswire

King's researchers are involved in the largest ever research grant to improve palliative and end of life care for people with dementia and their carers in the UK.

The largest ever research grant to improve palliative and end of life care for people with dementia and their carers in the UK (GBP4.7m) has been awarded to researchers at the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, UCL, and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy Rehabilitation, King's College London.

The programme grant called Empowering Better End of Life Dementia Care Programme (EMBED-Care) will create new ways of supporting patients with advanced dementia, where they live and receive care. The research will build understanding on the current and future needs for dementia palliative care, how people with dementia move through the health and social care system and develop new ways to deliver these vital services. The research is one of four collaborative projects being funded by the ESRC-NIHR Dementia Research Initiative 2018, which aims to improve the lives of people living with dementia across t...