In my second year of medical school at the University of Nottingham, I was set the task of researching an aspect of clinical communication skills that interested me.
“How can we take the pressure off health and social care?” This was the question posed to a panel of professionals by the Lunar 21 discussion group on April 3rd, 2017.
Over the last month I had the fantastic opportunity to assist with all three of Bev Foster’s ‘Music in Dementia Care’ workshops.
I have launched a new blog site about rural dementia.
We believe passionately in the power of daily activities and diversions for people living with dementia.
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.