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Charlotte Burden – Research Assistant

Through my personal interest and degrees in neuroscience and psychology, I have been able to explore the human brain in depth, including how our brains work and what happens to them when we experience neurological and psychological illness. Due to the increasing number of people affected by dementia, researching and understanding dementias first became an

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Identifying modifiable psychosocial outcomes to maintain physical ACTIVity and promote independence in DEMentia (ActivDem study)

The ActivDem project aims to identify psychological and social factors which support or prevent people with dementia from participating in everyday physical activity.  Research findings will be used to develop strategies to support people with dementia to remain independent for longer following diagnosis. ActivDem is led by Dr Ríona Mc Ardle as part of her

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How was it for you?

By Kate Gridley, PhD student and researcher on the DETERMIND study What’s it like to take part in a study like DETERMIND when you’re living with dementia? You might know from you own experience – either as a DETERMIND participant, or from supporting someone else to take part – but that information is very rarely

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Dementia Research conference

Researchers on DETERMIND will be presenting at the Dementia Research Conference on February 3 2021 alongside other experts. Professor Sube Banerjee, Dr. Ben Hicks and others will be talking about their research about experiences of Covid-19 and dementia. Topics discussed at the conference will include: • The science of dementia: understanding aspects of brain pathology

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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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