Dementia Services Development Trust

The Dementia Services Development Trust (DSDT), which has supported DSDC for over 25 years, is a charity administered by trustees independent of both DSDC and the University. It exists to extend and improve services for people with dementia and their carers.

The Trust is proud to be supporting the unique difference DSDC is making through its varied work with professionals, carers and communities.
Ken Logue, Chair

What work does the Trust support?

We have supported a wide variety of projects and initiatives over the last 25 years including:

  • funded and donated the Iris Murdoch Building at the University of Stirling, with its award-winning Design and Technology Suite – a showcase for design and technology ideas to meet the practical needs of people with dementia
  • funded and continued support for the DSDC website and online activities
  • education and training programmes for front-line staff across the UK
  • publications and education events on how to improve design of buildings and the environment
  • practical programmes to make communities dementia-friendly
  • information and events for carers

How can you show your support?

Donate here

The Trust’s downloadable e-booklet gives more information on the Trust and how your support can help make a difference.

For any further information, to make a donation or discuss a legacy please contact the Trust Administrator at

Thank you for your support

List of Trustees

  • Dr Ken Logue - Chair
  • Bruce Wood
  • Dr Cesar Rodriguez
  • Kevin McGeever
  • Lorrie Secrest Osman
  • Rev Nigel Robb
  • Dr Peter Murdoch
  • Ross Clarke
  • Professor Steve Burt
  • Trust Advisor Professor June Andrews 

It was with great sadness that DSDT learnt their fellow Trustee, Frank Hitchman, passed away in the summer of 2016. Frank was integral to various fundraising campaigns which supported the work of DSDC, including leading the £3 million fundraising campaign to build DSDC’s home, the Iris Murdoch Building. Frank will be sorely missed but will always be remembered for his determination to improve lives for people with dementia.

If you would like to read more about Frank, you can do so here.

Charity registration number SC016905