Dementia Research Collaborative

The Dementia Research Collaborative (DRC) at UEA is a group of researchers, educators, clinicians and lay people who are interested in dementia research.

The aims of the group are:

i)    to disseminate cutting-edge dementia research findings across UEA, health services and the public, and 

ii)    to foster research collaborations across UEA, health services and the public.

We run an ongoing series of free bi-monthly dementia open forums at UEA (currently online) which create an exchange of knowledge between researchers, clinicians, the general public, people with dementia and their carers.  Anyone with an interest in dementia research is welcome.


Researchers from UEA, and guests, will present their latest innovative research studies and findings, with a different dementia researcher leading each event.  There's an opportunity to ask questions of the researcher and to find out how to take part in any upcoming studies at UEA.

You can watch previous Open Forums on our YouTube channel, the UEA Dementia Open Forum.

Our next Dementia Open Forum is on Thursday 23 February 2023 at 2pm on Zoom

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023
Time: 2 pm – 3 pm 
Location: Zoom

"Better sleep for brain health" - Dr Liz Coulthard (University of Bristol)

Dr Coulthard will talk about the role of sleep in Alzheimer’s disease, and more generally in brain health. She will talk about challenges in sleep research – particularly what features are important, and when and how we should measure sleep in people with Alzheimer’s. She will present exploratory clinical trial data of treatments to enhance sleep.

Please email dementia.research@uea.ac.uk for a link to attend this event.