Our Ageing & Dementia Research Centre (ADRC) at Bournemouth University (BU) brings together research expertise in areas of ageing and dementia. 

Our research improves the lives of older adults, their families and the professionals working to support them. We put people at the heart of what we do, bringing together experts from different disciplines to conduct research that makes a difference. Our research falls within two broad themes: Dementia and neurological conditions and healthy ageing, with more specific sub-themes.

At a time when our population is living longer and often with long-term conditions including dementia, the centre’s research significantly impacts on theory, education and professional practice.

The ADRC is led by Dr Michele Board and Dr Susan Dewhurst, supported by staff and students from the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science & Technology.

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Our research themes

Our research falls within two broad themes - dementia and neurological conditions, and healthy ageing. Expand the menu below to find out more about our research within these areas. 

Research theme one: Dementia and neurological conditions

Research theme two: Healthy ageing

ADRC community hub

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We aim to make a difference to society through our research.

We regularly collaborate with those with lived experience, our local community, and professionals working in industry and across health and social care. 

Research Participation Group

ADRC events

ADRC Resources

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Our research often leads us to create resources that may be of interest to researchers, professionals, students, and members of the public.

Here we share those resources with you - click the dropdown menu below to access content and materials produced by the ADRC team. 

Blogs from the ADRC

Latest news from the ADRC