Reflections on being involved in dementia research as a former carer. A blog by John Thurman

Reflections on being involved in dementia research as a former carer. A blog by John Thurman* During the day between attending a conference with members of the DEMCOM research team, and writing this blog, I visited my sister Catherine in her new care home. Her dementia is severe: she’s lost […]

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Older Persons Fellowship For Nurses and Allied Health Professionals NOW RECRUITING FOR 2018

Older Persons Fellowship For Nurses and Allied Health Professionals NOW RECRUITING FOR 2018 The application process for the Older Persons Fellowship, which is funded by HEE and delivered by King’s College London is currently open for the 2018 intake. This is a 12 month Fellowship, with students attending King’s College London […]

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What do Dementia Friendly Communities (DFCs) offer people diagnosed with young onset dementia (YOD)? A blog by Dr Andrea Mayrhofer

What do Dementia Friendly Communities (DFCs) offer people diagnosed with young onset dementia (YOD)? A blog by Dr Andrea Mayrhofer When people are diagnosed with dementia under the age of 65 the condition is referred to as Young Onset Dementia (YOD). In the UK, approximately 5% of people living with dementia (n=42,500) […]

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Dying comfortably in very old age with or without dementia in different care settings – a representative “older old” population study

Dying comfortably in very old age with or without dementia in different care settings – a representative “older old” population study A new study from the University of Cambridge, supported by the CLAHRC EoE suggests that very old people are more likely to die comfortably if they die in a […]

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The ‘Usual Suspects’ – Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in DEMCOM

The ‘Usual Suspects’ – Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in DEMCOM by Dr Elspeth Mathie “No matter how complicated the research, or how brilliant the researcher, patients and the public always offer unique invaluable insights. Their advice when designing, implementing and evaluating research invariably makes studies more effective, more credible […]

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