The “Promoting Independence In Dementia” (PRIDE) programme is led by Professor Martin Orrell at the Institute of Mental Health. The PRIDE programme aims to help people with dementia to find ways to keep control of their own lives, stay healthy, contribute to society and feel valued and valuable.
Dementia is an international priority and the PRIDE programme is one of six major projects, that add up to £20m over five years, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to research dementia care in the UK.
PRIDE is formed of a number of individual programmes that uses existing studies looking at lifestyle and health and also conduct interviews with people with dementia and their carers to find out what contributes to helping people stay independent when they experience memory problems.
The Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham is proud to be working in partnership with universities in the UK, Europe and Brazil, as well as collaborators across the professional care sector.