Tagged: dementia

University of Worcester study reveals iPads have substantial potential to improve quality of life for people living in care homes

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Interest in the use of touchscreen technology to improve the quality of life for older people, and in particular those living with dementia, is growing. But, according to researchers at the world-renowned Association for Dementia Studies at the University of …

New Report Reveals Disproportionate Impact of Dementia on Women Across the World

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A new report, authored by the University of Worcester’s Association for Dementia Studies, has revealed how women are much more likely to be affected by dementia than men. The majority of people living with the disease and those most at …

New Dementia Arts Research Hub Coming to the University of Worcester and the University of Nottingham

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A new research hub looking at how painting, puppetry, singing and other arts can improve dementia care is coming to Worcester and Nottingham, thanks to an Alzheimer’s Society grant. ‘The Arts and Dementia’ (TAnDEM) doctoral training centre, split 50-50 between …

Nottingham-Worcester DTC to investigate links between dementia, the creative arts and quality of life

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The Alzheimer’s Society today announced the creation of 8 Doctoral Training Centres that will host Dementia Research Leaders: PhD students undertaking research into various aspects of dementia treatment and care. The Nottingham-Worcester DTC has received funding for a cohort of 6 PhD students, …

University of Worcester Professor highlights negative impact of media portrayal of Dementia

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Representations of dementia in the media could be having a negative impact on those living with the illness, according to a leading psychologist. Phrases such as “worse than death” and “ticking time bomb”, used by newspapers when describing dementia, create …

University of Worcester to pilot new dementia programme in Droitwich Spa

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A Worcestershire town has been selected as the UK location to pilot a new project, implemented and evaluated by the University of Worcester in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, to help people living with dementia. The three year project, known as …

Research Theme: Sport, Health and Ageing

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The following links will provide more information on the research centres and supervisors / research collaborators at CREST member institutions for the Research Theme – Sport, Health and Ageing. Bucks New University Centre of Excellence for Telehealth and Assisted Living …

University of Worcester helps launch a curriculum to inform dementia education

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The University of Worcester is part of a group of UK Universities which has developed a Curriculum for Dementia Education, designed as a guide for universities developing the content of higher education programmes for health and social care professionals. The …

University of Worcester researchers to analyse London-based dementia pilot project

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Academics from the University of Worcester have begun lending their expertise to a potentially crucial project looking at dementia care in minority communities. The Alzheimer’s Society is currently running a three-year project called Connecting Communities, which attempts to raise engagement …

University Awarded EU Funding for Vital Dementia Research Project

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The University of Worcester’s Association for Dementia Studies has been awarded a significant European Union (EU) research grant in order to carry out potentially vital work in helping people and families living with dementia. The project, known as MEETINGDEM, is …

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