Continued Support for Ageing Research in Wales as CADR Secures Future Funding

The Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) has secured £1.2 million funding to enable the project to continue until 2020.

The announcement was made by Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, at the Health and Care Research Wales Conference who highlighted the importance of continued support and investment for research in Wales.

Along with energy and climate change, ageing has been badged as one of the major global challenges for the 21st century.

CADR which is funded by the Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales is working in a world class research infrastructure, with access to data resources to combine genetics, neuroscience, psychological, social and environmental approaches to respond to the challenges of an ageing population.

Professor Vanessa Burholt, CADR Director said;

CADR’s strategic vision unites the inputs from multiple disciplines and researchers. Doing so creates much-needed connections and momentum to shape novel scientific pathways. Our progress this year demonstrates our world-leading expertise: articles have been published in the highest-impact journals across the associated disciplines, and evidence has been presented at major global conferences. This ensures that the new knowledge arising out of CADR has maximum transformational impact on a global scale.

Professor Burholt continues;

“CADR is shaping a new breed of interdisciplinary researchers with new visions for future scientific challenges. Furthermore, by bringing our interdisciplinary scientific community together with stakeholders and users of research we make great impact. This year we created research partnerships and collaborations with the NHS, government, industry and the third sector, resulting in tangible benefits to health, wellbeing and independence in later life.”