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Cruse Volunteer Support Invaluable to Carers Supporting People Living with Dementia

Researchers at the School of Health Sciences in Bangor University are currently evaluating a new service developed by Maxine Norrish at Cruse Bereavement Care Cymru and people affected by dementia in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society Cymru to provide emotional support following a diagnosis.

Publication date: 18 May 2021

First exploration of mental health resilience and loneliness of older people with cognitive impairment in Wales

Loneliness and mental health problems are more common in older people who have dementia or have difficulties with memory, thinking and learning. But not all individuals will be affected in the same way.

Publication date: 14 April 2021

Research into alternatives to day centre support for people living with dementia

Dr Gill Toms, Dr Diane Seddon, Professor Rhiannon Tudor-Edwards and Dr Carys Jones from the Bangor Institute of Health and Medical Research and their partners (Person Shaped Support (UK) Ltd) and Shared Lives Plus have secured funding from Health and Care Research Wales for a two-year study to explore an alternative to day centre support for people living with dementia and their families in North Wales.

Publication date: 28 October 2020

Music set to bring comfort to Welsh speakers living with dementia

Welsh speakers living with dementia can now enjoy songs from their past in Welsh, thanks to a Bangor University and Merched y Wawr initiative supported by the Welsh Government to help care givers across Wales improve their quality of life. Music is said to help soothe, stimulate and bring to mind long-forgotten memories. As part of the initiative, care homes across Wales are to be provided with a new CD and playlist of specially curated Welsh language music.

Publication date: 19 July 2019

Ensuring access to Welsh Music for people living with dementia

Listening to your favourite music lifts your spirits, whatever your age. That's why Bangor University and Merched y Wawr are launching an appeal on the Welsh Day of Music, for people to get in touch and suggest their favourite Welsh language songs from all times. The most popular suggestions will be collated to create a free digital CD and downloadable resource, which will be shared free of charge to care homes and dementia care homes to ensure that Welsh music is available to residents enjoy.

Publication date: 7 February 2019