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DDRC – organisation

Located at Rigshospitalet and based in the Department of Neurology, the Danish Dementia Research Centre (DDRC) comprises three sections: Copenhagen Memory Clinic, Dementia and Neurogenetics Research Unit and the National Info & Education Centre. 

The Copenhagen Memory Clinic The Copenhagen Memory Clinic is a secondary and tertiary referral-based multidisciplinary out-patient clinic offering diagnostic evaluation and treatment of patients with cognitive disorders and dementia. It has two sections, Rigshospitalet
– Blegdamsvej in Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet – Glostrup in Glostrup.

The Dementia and Neurogenetics Research Unit comprises clinical research groups as well as a neurogenetic research laboratory and the Danish Dementia BioBank.

Initiated and funded by the Danish Ministry of Health and the Elderly, the National Info & Education Centre for Dementia has a steering committee and a scientific advisory board.

With representatives from the Ministry of Health, Danish Regions, Local Government Denmark and Rigshospitalet, the steering committee monitors the strategic development and performance of the National Info & Education Centre according to predefined objectives and milestones as outlined in our strategy for 2016-2020.

The scientific advisory board reviews and contributes with advice on major educational and scientific activities. The members of the advisory board represent the Danish Health Authority, municipalities in Local Government Denmark, Danish Regions, the Danish Medical Association, the Danish Alzheimer’s Association, the Danish Huntington’s Disease Association and the DaneAge Association.


Our vision “A longer life without dementia – a better life with dementia”, provides us with the focus needed to accomplish our goals in finding solutions for prevention of cognitive decline and for improving health care for the benefit of people with dementia.


Our four key values serve to guide our priorities as well as our organisational decisions.

  • Professionalism: Highly ambitious, we constantly strive to reach the highest professional standards, professionalism and innovation with regard to the development of our services.
  • Commitment: Our commitment is reflected in our work and our dedication to the goal of preventing dementia and improving the quality of life for patients with dementia and their caregivers.
  • Respect: We show respect for patients, caregivers, professionals and groups. We show respect for the ethical challenges related to caring for people with dementia. We are dedicated to understand, include and meet their needs.
  • Transparency: We assure transparency with regard to our activities and in our professional relationships.
Updated at 24 April 2018