About the STRIDE network

The original STRiDE Project was a four- year UKRI-funded study involving seven middle income countries – Brazil, Jamaica, Mexico, Kenya, South Africa, India and Indonesia. It officially ended in April 2022.
Since the Project started, teams in Hong Kong SAR China, New Zealand, Switzerland and England have adopted and developed some of the methods, and researchers in other countries have participated in many STRiDE training and research activities.
The STRiDE Network builds on the legacy of the STRiDE Project. It aims to continue and extend collaboration between teams and groups in other countries still further – sharing learning and supporting research capacity globally.

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How people living with dementia and their family carers access diagnosis, care and support; navigate the systems in their region; and what barriers they are likely to encounter. Country teams also created additional vignettes particularly relevant to their context.


Situational analyses of the current state of affairs in each country. These are used to understand the multiple interacting factors that need to be considered when designing and updating policies, strategies and plans, and also the implementation of interventions.


We are looking to hear from people involved in similar research and advocacy activities. We would like you ask us to answer six questions to help plan the network. Some of the questions have some suggested themes and you’re invited to add any ideas you can think of.


Theory of Change (ToC) is a participative process to concpetualise the change we want to achieve. In STRiDE we used this to co-produce research priorities for the project and, in each country we worked with people living with dementia and their carers, service providers, representatives of government departments, professional organisations and researchers, to co-produce a strategic road map to improve dementia care and treatment.



The STRiDE anti-stigma toolkit tackles stigma faced by people with dementia. It includes stories of real people, summaries of evidence-based programmes and practical tools.