"Our goal is to bring together a diverse team of doctors, engineers and scientists who together can harness recent advances in artificial intelligence, engineering, robotics and sleep science to create novel technologies that will deliver the highest quality dementia care in the home by establishing a Healthy Home environment."

We need to develop new ways to help people live well with dementia. We have an ageing population, limited resources for home care and no immediate cures available. All too often patients are isolated and develop preventable problems leading to unnecessary hospital admissions. New technologies hold great promise for providing solutions. We will work to focus the best minds on developing new ways of caring for people with dementia through advanced technologies.

The new Care Research & Technology Centre at Imperial College London joins six national discovery science centres that collectively make up the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI).

This unique new centre will use a range of approaches - from artificial intelligence and robotics to sleep monitoring - to enable people with dementia to live safely and independently in their own homes.

Based at Imperial College London, in collaboration with the University of Surrey and the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SABP), the centre is funded by the UK DRI’s three founding partners:

Around 850,000 people in the UK have dementia, of which over 60 per cent are living in the community.