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Tom Dening

Tom Dening

Tom Dening
Professor of Dementia Research
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Tom is the head of the Centre for Dementia in the Institute of Mental Health at Nottingham. With over 20 years experience as a Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, he is currently an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Tom has extensive NHS management and leadership experience.

Tom Dening

TAnDem is short for The Arts aNd DEMentia. It is the joint Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) hosted by the Centre for Dementia, University of Nottingham, and the Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester.

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Hearing loss is common as we get older. Age is the main risk factor for dementia. The two conditions may occur together, but can deafness cause dementia?

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I am relatively new in the world of academia but it is obvious that research and especially the money to pay for it is a big preoccupation in this sector. A great deal of time and energy is spent thinking and talking about research plans and possible grant opportunities.

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I’ve always loved books. My mother would borrow a fresh batch from the town library each Thursday and we would devour them. Books have always been great presents as even the ones you wouldn’t have picked out to buy for yourself often turn out to be an interesting read.

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Apathy is a curious thing. It has various definitions, most of which have two components – one to do with lack of interest, concern, enthusiasm, and the other to do with lack of emotion.

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Developing dementia is dreaded more than any other medical condition, at least by people of middle age and upwards. It’s often said in conversation that we would rather be dead than live like that.

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This isn’t about dementia at all but it’s about what dominated the weekend for this researcher.

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Symbol of freedom, keys to the open road, imagery ranging from Mr Toad to Thelma and Louise, driving is a massive part of our lives. Therefore giving it up, or having to relinquish one’s licence is a big issue.

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In the summer of 2013 Nottingham University’s Lakeside Theatre staged a new play, Inside Out of Mind*, written and directed by Tanya Myers.

Tom Dening

I must confess that why I work with dementia is not something that I really planned. But one of the pleasures of living life is that things take their own course and you don’t know what’s going to happen next.

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