The Centre for Dementia Studies (CDS) works to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their family carers by improving the quality of treatment and care they receive.
The CDS is a joint venture between BSMS and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Its programme of work in applied health research, education and policy in dementia is designed to improve the quality of life of people with the condition.
Good-quality dementia care requires multi-disciplinary and inter-agency working, with patients and carers at the core. The CDS works in collaboration with a number of partners, including the Universities of Brighton and Sussex, patient and carer groups, primary care providers, Health Education England working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEE KSS), Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), acute NHS Trusts, local authority Social Service Departments, private care providers, wider regional and national universities, and other organisations.