Dementia end-of-life care research funding

Recent estimates suggest that there are currently 982,000 people living with dementia in the UK and that this will rise by 40% to 1.4 million in 2040. Despite dementia and Alzheimer’s disease being the leading cause of death in the UK, there are significant gaps in both evidence and service provision for people dying of, or with, dementia. This means that many are not receiving the right care and support to have the best possible experience at the end of their lives.

That is why Marie Curie and Alzheimer’s Society have come together to make available £1M for new research that can improve the end of life experience for people with any form of dementia, and for those who care for and support them. This funding is being allocated through Call 13 of the Marie Curie Research Grants Scheme.

The scope and applicant guidance document contains full details on the scope of the call, including core principles and highlighted priority research areas, as well as information and advice for applicants.

The call will be open to expressions of interest (EOIs) from 4th June to 30th July 2024 and lead applicants of shortlisted EOIs will be invited to submit a full application to the scheme.

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