The research is led by the Personal Social Services Research Unit, in partnership with the Universities of Sussex and Cape Town, Alzheimer’s Disease International and Dementia Alliance International.
Funding by the Research Council UK through its Global Research Challenges Fund.

The Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC) is a research centre affiliated to the Department of Health Policy at LSE carrying out research on mental health, social care and health, with a particular focus on economics. CPEC has had considerable impact on national social care and mental health policies in the UK and in a number of other countries.

International

Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) is an equal partnership between the Universities of Sussex and Brighton together with NHS organisations throughout the South East region. The School is fully committed to the principles of Tomorrow's Doctors, endorses the value of medical education in a multi-professional context, and promotes the highest possible standards in teaching, clinical practice, and research (both fundamental and applied). The research undertaken at BSMS aims to make a genuine contribution to the evidence and science underpinning clinical practice, and to benefit people and patients in their health and wellbeing.

International

Alzheimer's Disease International's (ADI) vision is prevention, care and inclusion today, and cure tomorrow. Its mission is to strengthen and support Alzheimer associations, to raise awareness about dementia worldwide, to make dementia a global health priority, to empower people with dementia and their care partners, and to increase investment in dementia research. ADI's objectives set out in the strategic plan for the three years from July 2016 to June 2019 are: Making dementia a global health priority Reducing stigma Strengthening membership Facilitating research.

International

Dementia Alliance International (DAI) is a collaboration of like-minded individuals diagnosed with dementia providing a unified voice of strength, advocacy, and support in the fight for individual autonomy for people with dementia. DAI was established in January 2014 to promote education and awareness about dementia – in order to eradicate stigma and discrimination – and to improve the quality of the lives of people with dementia. The aim is to bring the community composed of those with dementia together as one strong voice to urge the government, private sector, and medical professionals to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global crisis.

International

The Federal University of São Paulo is a university in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Until 2005, UNIFESP was exclusively for Health Sciences, but after that year the university became multi-subject due to Brazilian Federal Government's University Reform Program.

Brazil

The Federation of Brazilian Alzheimer's Associations (Febraz) is a private non-profit organization that brings together the main associations and federations of the country and the work of volunteers, legal and health professionals. The acts related to the disease in Brazil are also published. FEBRAZ's work covers a number of issues including quality of life for people with dementia, priorities in public health, the impact of dementia on national social security and health, and the need for education about dementia for young people.

Brazil

The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) is a multidisciplinary institute for patient care and academic pursuit in the field of mental health and neurosciences. NIMHANS is synonymous with providing high standards of clinical care, quality training and cutting-edge research in the frontier areas. Combined priorities for comprehensive patient care, manpower development and research, stem from the commitment to an integrated and multidisciplinary approach which addresses societal needs. The advances in genomics, computational neuroscience, mathematical modelling, neuroimaging, molecular biology and a host of new disciplines including public health, are being translated to help humanity in need and promote the growth of knowledge.

India

Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI) is a registered national, non-profit voluntary organization engaged in the care, support, training and research of dementia since its inception in 1992. ARDSI has been at the forefront in disseminating knowledge about dementia to the public through various forums and is actively involved in developing services like respite care, day care, home care, setting up memory clinic, conducting training programmes for the family members, doctors, nurses and social workers and promote research.

India

Founded in 1960, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Jakarta. Its vision is to be a leading university with an academic and professional excellence at the international and national level which consistently expresses the combination between the Christian Faith, science and technology, as well as the Indonesian culture in its effort to develop the people's mind. The University carries out the following missions: To implement an academic and professional education to develop science, professionalism, and characteristics of the students To carry out basic and applied research to advance science, technology, and art and culture (IPTEKS) To offer its expertise in the field of IPTEKS for the benefits of the society To manage the university effectively and efficiently in an ethical and prestigious academic atmosphere.

Indonesia

Alzheimer Indonesia is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality life of people with Dementia / Alzheimer, their families and caregivers in Indonesia. Alzheimer Indonesia is supported by Alzheimer Nederland, Local Government DKI Jakarta, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Affairs, medias, private sectors, communities and volunteers of various ages and professionals including neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, lawyers, health communication specialists, students, etc. Alzheimer Indonesia's programme focuses on advocacy, awareness raising, capacity building, research and development and strengthening internal organization.

Indonesia

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is a public university system established to serve the higher education needs of the residents of 18 English-speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean. The aim of the university is to help "unlock the potential for economic and cultural growth" in the West Indies, thus allowing improved regional autonomy. In keeping with the University's overall mission to unlock the potential of the region, the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work sets itself the following objectives: To develop a research, policy and service-oriented culture of high academic quality based on solid theoretical and empirical foundations. This will be achieved through: defining relevant areas of research, policy and service on which we will be focused; to train students in social and behavioural analysis, research and problem solving skills, applied social work and community intervention skills; to encourage the active engagement of its staff, students, graduates (alumni) and associated professionals with societal issues.

Jamaica

Alzheimer's Jamaica's mission is to provide support services for persons living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia related disorders, families and caregivers. It also has as its mission raising public awareness on the nature of the disease to remove stigma and discrimination. Support services include counselling and support groups not only for the persons living with the disease but for families and carers.

Jamaica

The Africa Mental Health Foundation (AMHF) is a non-governmental organization, based in Kenya dedicated to research in mental and neurological health and substance use to generate evidence for policy and best practice in the provision of affordable, appropriate, available and accessible mental health services. AMHF brings together the widest possible spectrum of professionals from both mental health and non-mental health fields to work together under one roof working in research and interventions in mental health.

Kenya

Established in January 2016 by a group of affected caregivers, its main aim was to form a support group with a vision and hope of creating awareness on dementia related diseases. As the awareness of the support group grew, more people across the country sort the support of the organisation. ADOK's mission is to demystify the belief of what dementia is by creating a society where those living with Dementia are supported, accepted and are able to peacefully live in their communities without fear or prejudice.

Kenya

Founded as Institute of Geriatrics in 2008, INGER became one of the National Institutes of Health of the Ministry of Health in 2012, in order to respond to the enormous challenge posed by the ageing of the Mexican population, through research on geriatrics and related topics, education and training of specialized staff, development of models of care, and innovation of public policies aimed at the elderly. In order to address the triple challenge – medical, scientific and social – posed by Alzheimer's Disease and other related illnesses, INGER has lead since 2011 the efforts to draft and endorse a National Plan focused on the patient and his/her family. This unprecedented plan seeks to promote prevention, early diagnosis, and support for patients and their caregivers.

Mexico

The Mexican Federation of Alzheimer's (FEDMA) was founded in 2002 in Mexico City. It is a non-profit civil society organization made of support groups and Alzheimer's organizations nationwide. The main purpose of FEDMA is to provide information, education and support to its associates, health professionals, institutions, family members, caregivers and people living with Alzheimer's disease or similar disorders. FEDMA has also an important role in creating public awareness about mental health, as well as in producing plans, programmes and public policies. FEDMA is affiliated with international associations such as Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) and Alzheimer's Latin America (AIB).

Mexico

The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH) grew out of a shared vision and commitment to collaboration between members of the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town (UCT), and the Psychology Department at Stellenbosch University. At UCT, the establishment of a Centre to undertake research and training in Public Mental Health was initially suggested as an outcome of the groundbreaking Mental Health and Poverty Project (MHaPP), led by Alan Flisher and Crick Lund. The vision of the CPMH is to be a collaborative inter-institutional multi-disciplinary centre that conducts high quality research on public mental health, and uses evidence for teaching, consultancy and advocacy to promote mental health in Africa.

South Africa

Alzheimer's South Africa NPC is dedicated to providing support for families and individuals and strives to advocate on their behalf, to improve the quality of life of people with Alzheimer's/dementia and their carers. Alzheimer's SA was founded in 1985 as a non-profit organisation managed by a national executive council. The organisation was registered as a non-profit company in October 2016 managed by a board of directors. Alzheimer's SA NPC is the South African representative of Alzheimer's Disease International.

South Africa