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

#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