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Alzheimer’s Society has announced on 20th June that it has committed almost £2million to a group of UK Universities and organisations, including Bangor University and led by the University of Exeter, as part of its biggest-ever single investment in dementia care research.
Publication date: 29 June 2017
A new resource to raise awareness about dementia and created by school pupils at Ysgol Pentreuchaf, is to be launched as part of a celebration of the innovative ‘Auntie Glenda’ project. This takes place at Bangor University’s stand at the National Eisteddfod on Tuesday between 10-1.00.
Dementia is a major public health issue in Wales and the research and teaching at Bangor University is focused on increasing support to those living with the condition. It is estimated between 40,000 and 50,000 people in Wales are currently living with dementia. Symptoms can vary according to the type of dementia but the condition can affect daily tasks, communication, senses and memory.
Publication date: 1 August 2017
Five groups of churches across North and Mid Wales have been allocated funding to develop dementia-friendly community projects and work towards becoming “dementia friendly”.
The funding comes from Bangor University’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)* and has been awarded to Professor Bob Woods and Revd Dr Bob Friedrich. It follows a conference at Llangollen Pavilion where 78 delegates from Welsh churches gathered to hear how to create Dementia Friendly Churches.
Publication date: 19 May 2017
A research project running at Bangor University, with vital input from members of communities across north Wales, features in the next BBC 2 science documentary programme Horizon (11 May 2016 BBC 2 8.00).
Publication date: 5 May 2016
School children in Denbighshire worked alongside an art group for people living with dementia to create a large scale piece of art which responded to questions around involving and including people living with dementia in our society.
Year 6 children from Clawdd Offa Primary School, Prestatyn, joined with group members from Denbighshire County Council (DCC) Art Service’s ‘Lost in Art’ programme to explore questions on creating inclusive and supportive communities for people living with dementia within our own communities. The children also took part in a Dementia Friends awareness session before the workshop to learn more about the illness.
Publication date: 22 April 2016
We live in a society where care of young and old is increasingly segregated, with very limited opportunity for the two age groups to interact. If we just thought a little more socially, however, these “book end generations” could become great resources for each other – all we need to do is put them in the same place.
This article by Catrin Hedd Jones, Lecturer in Dementia Studies, School of Healthcare Sciences was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.Catrin Hedd Jones, Bangor University
Publication date: 4 January 2017
People living with dementia, their family and carers are being invited to join with professionals who support people with dementia in the health service, commercial and third sectors and with experts researching the condition, in a new network of groups across North Wales. The newly established groups intended to provide support, information and an opportunity to share information and experience.
Publication date: 4 October 2016
North Walians have taken part in research which has just been published and indicates that people who perceive dementia symptoms as an illness feel more negative than those who see it as an inevitable part of getting older.
Publication date: 1 March 2016
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Publication date: 11 August 2014
DSDC Wales is proud to have been accepted as a member of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Global Ageing Research Network (GARN).
Publication date: 8 July 2013
DSDC Wales involved in the development of ‘Promoting psychological wellbeing for people with dementia and their carers: An enhanced practice resource’ by Education for NHS Scotland.
Publication date: 24 July 2013
Publication date: 22 June 2016
As the Welsh Government seeks views on its recently launched dementia strategy, Bangor University is bringing together people living with dementia, and organisations who are also working on dementia related support and research projects to share best practice in north Wales.
Living with dementia in North Wales – we’re in it together, a Conference at the University on 27 January, will hear the experiences of people living with dementia, as well as those of a number of organisations providing dementia supportive programmes and conducting dementia-related research.
Publication date: 26 January 2017
Publication date: 24 February 2016
KESS Masters by Research studentship - The Quality of life of people with advanced dementia : a pilot study
Publication date: 12 August 2016
Dementia and Imagination, an exciting Bangor University led project which gives people with dementia an opportunity to get involved in art, will be one of a number of stall holders at Somerset House for their UTOPIA 2016 Fair.
UTOPIA 2016 is a collaboration between three London neighbours: Somerset House, Kings College, London and the Courtauld Institute and Gallery, in partnership with the British Library, the AHRC, the British Council, London School of Economics and Politics, M-Museum in Leuven, Guardian Live and Verso.
Publication date: 24 June 2016
The development of a new MSc in Dementia Studies this academic year represents an exciting opportunity for clinical staff involved in dementia care, both in the community and in hospital settings across North Wales, the UK and internationally. It was developed through partnership work between Bangor University, BCUHB and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. The MSc in Dementia Studies starts from the viewpoint of people living with dementia and then explores areas of clinical practice and research from this stance throughout the course, exploring important issues that confront people living with dementia and the best approaches to delivering excellent care.
Publication date: 30 August 2016
North Wales Care Home Competition to Enrich Care to support people with Dementia via Enhanced Environments
Publication date: 25 September 2014
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Publication date: 27 July 2017
Bangor University’s Dementia Awareness Week’s activities culminates with a humorous art installation that comes alive at dusk, at the Taste Academy, Rhyl.
Publication date: 19 May 2016
Bob Woods, Professor of Clinical Psychology of Older People at Bangor University is one of 28 leading social scientists to be made an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Publication date: 24 March 2014
Publication date: 11 August 2014
Health professionals from across north Wales are set to benefit from the experiences of participants in a major UK Dementia and Imagination project, led by Bangor University, as the first workshop takes place in the region.
Publication date: 23 June 2015
Activities as simple as structured discussion groups and word games can benefit memory and thinking for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, according to a systematic review lead by Professor Bob Woods, of the Dementia Services Development Centre Wales, Bangor University. The review also found that well-being also improved as a result.
Publication date: 15 February 2012
Six health and social care researchers at Bangor University have been appointed Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders by Health Care Research Wales.
Publication date: 25 March 2016
Research by Bangor University, which was carried out in several care homes in north Wales, is featured in a booklet launched in the House of Commons on Tuesday 15 March.
The latest issue of the Campaign for Social Science’s ‘Making the Case for the Social Sciences’ briefings focuses on a number of research projects on dementia at universities in the UK.
Publication date: 14 March 2016
Senior research fellow at DSDC Wales, Dr Gill Windle, announces the start of the Dementia and Imagination project.
Publication date: 24 July 2013
Learn more about the objectives of the trial and read the final report.
Publication date: 29 July 2013
Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life, according to new research.
The large-scale investigation published in the journal PLOS Medicine and led by Prof Linda Clare of the University of Exeter, recently of Bangor University’s School of Psychology used data from more than 2,000 mentally fit people over the age of 65, and examined the theory that experiences in early or mid life which challenge the brain make people more resilient to changes resulting from age or illness – they have higher “cognitive reserve”.
Publication date: 24 April 2017
Dementia numbers in the UK have been in decline over the past 20 years according to results from a large research study which reported earlier this year. Figures in the report from the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study suggested that the figures for England, if applied to the whole UK, imply that there are 214,000 fewer cases of dementia than predicted. That would also mean that there are currently around 670,000 people living in the UK with dementia, rather than the estimated number of 800,000 - 900,000.
To help understand the situation in Wales, Bangor University is leading the Welsh version of this research. The researchers intend to announce specific statistics for dementia rates for Wales next summer.
Publication date: 5 November 2013