Trust receives recognition for Time for Dementia study

Time for Dementia wins the Excellence in Training category at the LaingBuisson Awards

Dr Ramin Nilforooshan, Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director for Research and Development, attended the LaingBuisson Awards on 29 November to represent our Trust’s involvement in Time for Dementia. We were delighted that the study won the Excellence in Training category.

The study, which was coordinated by Centre for Dementia Studies at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, looked at improving student knowledge, attitude and empathy towards people with dementia and their carers.   

Our Research and Development Team referred 281 families to the study - with approximately 200 agreeing to participate. Overall, the Time for Dementia project demonstrated that long term exposure to patients positively influenced the way students dealt with those living with long term conditions.