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?
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
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
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
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
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 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