Funding Research



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.

‘We are focused on entering into research partnerships that result in tangible findings that can be integrated into the practical settings of our Care Homes. This project with Stirling will provide rigorous research evidence for a newly developed approach to providing personalised physical activity for people with dementia living in care homes. We will work closely with Stirling University and meet regularly as part of the Advisory Group to the project.’

Tony Barrett, HMT Chief Executive.

Research programmes we are currently funding

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Parkinson’s Dementia

HMT has pledged £33,300 to Parkinson’s UK to develop a new blood test to predict, diagnose and monitor Parkinson’s dementia.

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Fronto Temporal Dementia

New research to investigate why fronto-temporal dementia causes behaviour change.

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Sleep Disturbance

A study to understand the prevalence of sleep disturbance for people with dementia living in care homes.

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Reducing Falls

We’re working with the Alzheimer’s Society on new research into reducing the risk of falls for adults with a mild cognitive impairment.

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Stirling University

In partnership with Stirling University, HMT have pledged £299,866 to fund a research programme over the next three years.

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