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Funding for new doctoral training centre - how can the creative arts help with dementia care?

Eight new doctoral training centres have been announced by the Alzheimer’s Society – over £5million is being invested by the Society in a new generation of dementia researchers.

Our joint centre will focus on studying The Arts and Dementia and will be known as TAnDEM.  It is a partnership between the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester and the Centre for Dementia, University of Nottingham.

Between 2015-2018 TAnDEM will support a number of  full-time PhD students to investigate important aspects of the potential for creative arts to help people living with dementia. This will build research capacity and create new knowledge about the impact of arts-based activities and interventions for people living with dementia, their families, friends and professionals (artists and health and care).

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