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How can people live well with dementia?

Over 800,000 people in the UK are living with dementia. Dementia is an umbrella term for a number of neurodegenerative diseases, each associated with a different set of symptoms, typically affecting older persons. Author Sir Terry Pratchett, who had one form of dementia, eloquently described dementia as an attack on “those facets which makes us

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“I have been encouraged to find many living well with dementia.”

Today’s post is by Research Assistant Jacob Reichental. Here Jacob explains why he got involved in the DETERMIND project and what his experience has been so far. Why I got involved in research I became interested in dementia research after working with these clients in older age crisis care. It became evident to me that

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Eradicating barriers and promoting culturally appropriate dementia care

Research Assistant Anomita Karim tells us about her experience of being part of the DETERMIND team Why I got involved in DETERMIND When I was younger, my uncle was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and it was a difficult transition for everyone to see. Once a really lively and strong willed man to gradually losing his

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“This project gives me the chance to meet people from all walks of life”

Research Assistant Alice Russell tells us about her experience working on DETERMIND so far… Why did you get involved in the DETERMIND project? My interest in dementia began when I completed my undergraduate dissertation which looked into the friendships experienced by those who care for someone with dementia. From talking to the gentlemen who took

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