Eradicating barriers and promoting culturally appropriate dementia care

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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 … Read more

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

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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 … Read more

“People open up their homes to us and share emotional and personal stories”

This is the first post in a series where we talk to members of the DETERMIND team about their work. Research Assistant Rachel Nethercott is first up. Why did you get involved in the DETERMIND project?I was finishing up my Experimental Psychology MSc and even before my dissertation was submitted, I was rearing to get … Read more

DETERMIND’s Ben Hicks and Laura Hughes on the Dementia Researcher Podcast


The DETERMIND study’s Dr. Ben Hicks and Dr Laura Hughes are on this week’s NIHR Dementia Researcher podcast. Talking to the host Megan O’Hare, they discussed dementia research, inequalities in dementia care and the aims of the DETERMIND project. One of the aims is to find out whether people from certain backgrounds are getting worse … Read more