Technology and dementia – and autonomy?

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?

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

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