Sign up to our free Dementia Course

Dementia Care: Staying Connected and Living Well Starting on 6th November 2017, our hugely popular, free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Dementia Care: staying connected and living well will run for three weeks. The course focusses on what we need to do to improve communication and maintain meaningful connections.  Sign up to the course to hear from our academics here at Newcastle University, along with practitioners in dementia care, and carers of people living…
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Professor Ian McKeith, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing discusses Lewy Body Dementia in an article about Catherine Deveney’s book, “The Chrysalis”. Lewy body drug trials offer hope of a key to one type of human prison. “We have to be realistic,” says McKeith, “and it will take time. It’s not…
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Take part in our survey about working carers

There are 6.5 million carers in the UK. Around half of carers combine work with unpaid caring – 10% of all working carers are caring for someone living with dementia. Many of these carers leave their employment because of the care they provide to family and friends. As the population ages and the demand for…
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Music and dementia

Teddy McDermott became an overnight internet sensation when his son, Simon, posted a video of them singing in the car. This generated a lot of discussion about the importance of music for helping  people with dementia to communicate and enjoy life. Whilst the research evidence is mixed, many people tell us they have found music to…
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World’s most in-depth study to detect early signs of dementia

Experts at Newcastle University are involved in a new multimillion pound study which will see the most thorough tests to detect Alzheimer’s disease performed on volunteers. It is the most in-depth study to date to establish the best combination of tests to identify people with Alzheimer’s disease at a very early stage Professor Lynn Rochester…
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Dementia evidence resource – MODEM-dementia.org.uk

A dementia evidence toolkit, funded by the ESRC and NIHR has been developed as part of the MODEM (Modelling the Outcome and Cost Impacts of Interventions for Dementia) project, led by the London School of Economics. The Dementia Evidence Toolkit is for commissioners, care providers, people working in health and social care and people with dementia and…
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Alzheimer’s Research UK public event

If you are in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 14th September 2016, Alzheimer’s Research UK are holding an event comprising talks on Alzheimer’s and other dementias, current treatments and latest research. If you’d like to participate, please see below for details. ARUK-publicmeeting-Newcastle_2016 Final


Public Health England Alert

Published by the Public Health England Knowledge Library Service, the Dementia Current Awareness Alert provides the latest, best evidence about dementia to help you make informed decisions about the development of dementia services. It contains links to peer-reviewed research, case studies, details about forthcoming research, calls for abstracts and relevant conferences. Available here: http://bit.ly/28LBVuo


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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