Dementia and Related Disorders Special Interest Group (SIG)

This group has a role in four areas:

Collaboration, exchange of ideas and advice

  • To provide a stronger interface between the British Geriatrics Society, the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and other professional groups working in the field of dementia and related disorders.
  • To provide expert opinion on behalf of the BGS to interested professionals and organisations.
  • To communicate and publicise the activities and opinions of the group effectively with the BGS, the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry and other interested professionals/organistions.

Education, Training and Research

  • To develop an education and training strategy which reviews, advises on and develops undergraduate, postgraduate and subspecialty curricula in order to ensure that they are fit for purpose for delivery of excellent treatment and care to the older population with dementia and associated disorders today.
  • To stimulate and promote high quality research.


  • To provide expert advice on policy to the British Geriatrics Society, and other interested professionals/organisations.
  • To provide a forum for structured informed debate around areas pertaining to policy and strategy.

Quality and Improvement

  • To improve the quality of care for older people with dementia and related disorders.
  • To attract and channel expertise from non-BGS members e.g. general practitioners, nurses, cardiac technicians, clinical and non-clinical scientists.

Member alert


BGS Workforce Survey 2020

The last few months have been a time of extraordinary challenge for all of us providing healthcare for older people. The BGS is keen to capture your experiences from the first months of the COVID pandemic in readiness for a second wave. Your resilience and wellbeing is important to the Society. By responding to this survey you will help us understand how the BGS can better support you, and provide information across different countries, settings and professions that we can analyse and report back to you. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey by 5pm on 9 November, which should take you no more than nine minutes.