Health care assistants and social care support workers play a central role in front line care provision. For not only are they are usually the first point of contact for those in receipt of care, they also deliver
I met Chris and Jayne at a meeting of researchers in Maastricht recently. They were representing the European Association of People with Dementia, of which Chris is vice-chair. Along with a Norwegian couple, they we
I’ve invited Dr Shibley Rahman (@dr_shibley) to give a seminar as part of our seminar series here at Centre for Dementia, Institute of Mental Health (@InstituteMH).
Kate Swaffer is phenomenal.
The American pianist Jenny Lin gave a recital at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham this morning (18th December 2016), as part of the series of Sunday recitals that take place there each month.
The role of technology has become more and more prominent in our daily lives. A typical day in our own lives entails checking our phones regularly throughout the day.
Over the past twenty years, more and more research had been produced in partnership with patients and carers.
As the arts within dementia become increasingly explored, so do more unique forms of creative activity. Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with ‘well-known’ activities such as group singing, arts and crafts, and reading groups etc.
Access to the outdoors is known to have a positive impact on wellbeing, due to such benefits as exercise and activity as well as the promotion of social inclusion and interaction, however, for people with dementia, this access is often denied. The
The arts hold a unique place in our lives. Whether it’s singing, poetry, museums or dance, the arts and culture enrich our lives and bring pleasure to everybody at some point.
Our expectations of old age are increasingly overshadowed by the probability of progressive memory loss.
I have recently had the opportunity to visit through an EU-sponsored Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) a forensic-psychiatric institution in the Lake Garda region of northern Italy.
This year the Centre for Dementia dedicated our annual event to patient and public involvement.
Crisis can occur in a person with dementia for many reasons that may be related to the person’s physical health, risks and hazards at home, social changes, behavioural changes, or problems that a family carer is facing.
This follow up blog concerns Neil’s first visit to Nijmegen for Alzheimer’s Society Knowledge Exchange fellowship: “Negotiating Better Community Support for People with Dementia”