Facilitating research is one of the key pillars of ADI’s mission. ADI recognises that research and evidence are fundamental to effective advocacy that leads to policy change. Supporting research and building capacity are central to our work. ADI supports researchers in the following ways:
- ADI International Conferences – ADI provides opportunities for early career researchers to share their research findings through poster abstracts at our biannual conference. Significantly, ADI provide bursaries and scholarships to enable researchers from all countries, particularly low-and middle-income countries, to participate.
- International research/project collaborations – ADI participates in several international research projects. Fundamental to this collaboration is ensuring that our members and researchers are empowered to take part, and that research opportunities and findings are scalable and transferrable. Through projects such as STRiDE and DISTINCT, ADI is providing opportunities for early career researchers to work in collaboration with our member associations in low-and middle-income countries to ensure mutual benefits.
- ADI Webinars – ADI is keen to create a closer collaboration between people living with dementia, their carers, the public, and researchers. With this in mind, ADI created the Let’s Talk About Dementia webinar series and to discuss different aspects of dementia research – from drug development to clinical trials to how to better involve people living with dementia in research planning and implementation.