Here is one of our semi regular guest blogs, this time from Britta Schulte. Britta is a PhD student at the Interaction Centre at University College London. Britta started research into design for dementia during her BA in Fashion Knitwear Design at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and further into an MA in Interaction Design at NTU. Her practical… Continue reading Technology and dementia – and autonomy?
Exercise and dementia
For our next #demphd chat on THU 6th October 8pm, Caroline Bartle (@3spiritUKNZ) and her colleague Helen Behrens (@BehrensHelen) wrote a fitting blog on exercise and dementia: Over the last few years there has been some exciting research emerging about the impact of exercise on dementia. Exercise and physical activity are sometimes used interchangeably. However… Continue reading Exercise and dementia
Music and Dementia: The importance of multidisciplinary perspectives
I was really pleased when Clarissa asked the #demphd community for blog posts, and I thought I would take this opportunity to talk about the importance of taking a multidisciplinary perspective in dementia research. First I thought I would just give an overview of the work that I will be doing, and then go onto… Continue reading Music and Dementia: The importance of multidisciplinary perspectives
Frontotemporal dementia and motor neuron disease
Today Jenny Saxon (@jennie_saxon) gives us some insights into fronto-temporal dementia and motor neuron disease. Any questions, drop her a tweet! – The #demphd team (Julie, Paul, Grant, Clarissa) 🙂 Fronto-temporal dementia (FTD) is one of a set of syndromes resulting from progressive degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. Sometimes called… Continue reading Frontotemporal dementia and motor neuron disease
Some thesis writing tips
Last week Dr Mark Hawker (@markhawker) held a great #demphd chat on thesis writing. Now, for those of you who might have missed out, or if you just want to have another read through the tips that came up, look no further, and read below 🙂 – the #demphd team (Grant, Julie, Paul, & Clarissa): Writing… Continue reading Some thesis writing tips
Language and Dementia: what’s the problem?
Today we have a guest blog by Kate Swaffer (@KateSwaffer) on (in)appropriate language use in dementia. Right in time for our #demphd chat today at 11 am British time! Your #demphd team ( Grant, Julie, Paul, Clarissa) 🙂 Dementia is heavily covered in the media. From Dementia Awareness Weeks to national guidelines and documentaries, dementia… Continue reading Language and Dementia: what’s the problem?
Communication in dementia: #demphd research to improve the quality of dementia care
Communication is a key aspect of day-to-day interactions, expressing opinions, maintaining relationships and making choices. Communication requires expressive and receptive language, planning and judgement skills, and even empathy. Yet people with dementia frequently have difficulties in some if not all of these areas. And the consequences of how the people around those people interact with these… Continue reading Communication in dementia: #demphd research to improve the quality of dementia care
#Demphd chat – From Alzheimer’s to Lewy Bodies
Yesterday we discussed the topic of subtype diagnosis in the #demphd chat, which actually gave me some good ideas for some of my PhD chapters in which I compare everyday functioning profiles (IADLs) between Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. But let’s move back to the beginning. Most non-researchers or non-clinicians might confuse dementia and… Continue reading #Demphd chat – From Alzheimer’s to Lewy Bodies
What do you want to see from Demphd?
Hi all I hope you have found the posts added so far by the Demphd team and our first guest blogger useful. We are keen to make sure this blog, and the wider Demphd network is responsive to your wants and needs as PhD’s and early career researchers. So now I’d like to turn this… Continue reading What do you want to see from Demphd?
A user’s guide to writing up a PhD on dementia for submission
Today we’ve got our first guest blog by Dr Shibley Rahman (Academic in dementia)! The guest blog aligns with our #demphd chat this Thursday at 8pm on thesis writing. So, get your questions at the ready ~ Clarissa & the #demphd Team : I’ve been asked to provide some personal thoughts on writing up a… Continue reading A user’s guide to writing up a PhD on dementia for submission