Funding research is a one of our major charitable objectives and we carefully select scientific and social research programmes that will have a positive impact within our areas of care. By partnering national charities and universities we are funding a growing programme of projects with a focus currently on dementia diagnosis, treatment and care. Please click on the links to learn more.

‘Funding research is seen by HMT Trustees as a core part of the charity’s work. These projects form part of a portfolio of research projects designed to improve the quality of life and treatment of people with dementia and the Trust is proud to support them.’ Paul Steele, HMT Chair of the Trustees.

Fronto-temporal dementia

New research to examine behavioural symptoms in a leading cause of dementia in the under 65s is being conducted at University College London. The funding, in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, will allow a PhD student – under the supervision of Professor Nick Fox, a leading expert – to explore the behavioural symptoms common to fronto-temporal dementia. Learn more…

Sleep disturbance

King’s College London study to understand the prevalence of sleep disturbance for people with dementia living in care homes, and develop and evaluate a night-time care programme to reduce the impact of this symptom. The project will allow a PhD student under the supervision of leading expert Dr Anne Corbett to conduct the research over the next three years. Learn more…

Reducing falls

Reducing the risk of falls for adults with a mild cognitive impairment. This project, supported by Alzheimer’s Society, will be delivered through a 3 year clinical training fellowship at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust by Victoria Booth, a Senior Physiotherapist. Learn more…