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CADR secures funding boost to support ageing research in Wales

Swansea University’s Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) has been awarded £2.8m in funding to extend their project for a further five years until 2025.

The funding boost comes from Health and Care Research Wales and is part of a £44m investment from the Welsh Government to improve care and services.

CADR is a world-class research centre that looks to answer key questions about ageing and dementia in order to improve the lives of older people.

Following on from the successful delivery of CADR over the past five years under the Directorship of Professor Vanessa Burholt, the centre moving forward will be co-directed by Dr Charles Musselwhite and Professor Andrea Tales from the Centre for Innovative Ageing in the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University and will continue to draw on the expertise in ageing and dementia from Bangor University.

Health and Care Research Wales generates and supports excellent research to improve the health and care of people in Wales. It does this in a number of ways including running funding schemes for high-quality research projects and collaborating with the NHS, academics, industry, social care and the third sector.

Dr Charles Musselwhite, Associate Professor at the Centre for Innovative Ageing and Co-Director of CADR said:

“We are delighted to have secured further funding to extend CADR’s research up until 2025. The centre brings together the best researchers with policy and practice across Wales to deliver top quality applied ageing research.

“Despite a growing ageing population, we still face huge barriers and ageism as we get older and we aim to tackle these in the project to help people stay connected to things they want to do, to work, to volunteer, to care, to get out and about and to live well.

"We will continue our seminar series and use our resources to get older people more involved and engaged in research and get our message out to policy, practice and the public. We want our research to contribute to making Wales the best place to age well in.”

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