On Wednesday 29 November, we were delighted to welcome the Minister for Health and Secondary Care, Andrew Stephenson CBE MP, to visit the UK DRI Centre for Care Research and Technology, based at Imperial College London (White City Campus).
The visit was hosted by Prof Siddharthan Chandran (UK DRI Director), Prof David Sharp (UK DRI Centre Director, Care Research & Technology), Prof Paul Freemont (UK DRI Group Leader, CR&T) and Prof Deborah Ashby (Interim Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London).
During the visit, Stephenson met UK DRI researchers who specialise in a range of disciplines, including neurology, synthetic biology and occupational health. The Centre brings together experts in these areas and many others, to create a highly multidisciplinary team working together to find new ways to support people who are living with dementia today.
The Centre’s flagship programme, Minder, is a sophisticated home monitoring platform that augments clinical care and detects early signs of problems, promoting wellbeing and reducing preventible hospitalisations in this population.