Dementia Continence Network takes off…

The Dementia Innovation Hub in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMECHE) recently launched a Dementia and Continence network, bringing together academics, researchers, practitioners, clinicians, carers and people living with dementia to develop solutions to hugely challenging issues faced by people living with dementia and continence. We explored the challenges of these combined conditions, and considered…
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Understanding Dementia with Lewy bodies

Our researchers here at Newcastle University joined with colleagues from across the UK to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lewy Body Society at the Centre for Life on Friday 18th November 2016. Although it is not widely known, Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is actually the second largest type of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease….
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Research and innovation on dementia at Newcastle

As the Director of the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing, a Professor in Primary Care in Ageing and with a research focus on dementia care, Professor Louise Robinson is at the heart of impactful work in older person care. She shares with us some of the key activities ongoing in Newcastle University’s ageing work. Research into…
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Dementia Care: Staying Connected and Living Well

Our free online course “Dementia Care: Staying Connected and Living Well”  starting on 23 May has been written to to help people stay connected and to communicate well. In the first week of the course we explore dementia’s effect upon the person, on our personal relationships and on daily life. Here is a sneak preview of…
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Innovation for an ageing society

Living longer should be seen as an incredible achievement. Yet media reports about living longer can often be presented negatively. Though there are some very real challenges, there are some fantastic opportunities and possibilities. An ageing society can present wonderful opportunities for businesses to help people make sure their extra years are good years. The Dementia Innovation…
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Knowledge Exchange at the Dementia Hub

As the new Knowledge Exchange Associate at the Hub, the big question occupying my mind right now is how I can support the Hub to become an effective space for sharing knowledge about dementia. When I joined the Hub in July, I was excited by the strength and variety of expertise we hold within Newcastle…
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