Ageing & Dementia
Worldwide, the demographic profile of societies is changing, resulting in ageing populations. As society ages, the prevalence of dementia also increases. BU researchers from a range of disciplines and practice backgrounds conduct research that contributes to (and is informed by) policy and practice, using theory and evidence to make a difference to the everyday issues an ageing society faces.
The UK has an ageing population and problems with care, dementia and quality of life are an important societal concern. Read about the latest news, projects and research developments in this theme here.
A new online workbook designed to help support better nutrition in people with dementia is now available online. The workbook stems from research undertaken with Dorset care homes and has... »
BU’s Ageing & Dementia Research Centre is recruiting for two full time PhD students to join the centre. One opportunity is avaliable in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences... »
Christopher Hilton, PGR and Michelle O’Brien, Administrator of the Ageing & Dementia Research Centre (ADRC), were invited to the Mother’s Union meeting held at St Mark’s Church, Talbot Village last... »
Dr Swrajit Sakar and Joanne Holmes met members of the public to promote the work of the ADRC at the RNLI College Food and Drink Festival on Sunday 30th May. ... »
Professor Jane Murphy and Joanne Holmes represented ADRC at Dementia 2020 conference on Thursday 13th April at the Royal Society of Medicine, London. The conference, chaired by Angela Rippon OBE... »
Centres and groups aligned to this theme.
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Impact Case Studies
BU’s primary research and new or enhanced practice interventions are changing people’s lives. Read more about the impact of our research here.
People with dementia often find it more difficult to understand and navigate built environments. Dementia-friendly environments compensate for impairments to maximise independence and quality of life. Within the Ageing and... »
Last week we were on a study visit to Italy and were lucky enough to visit and meet Italian colleagues from four regions who are doing some pretty innovative... »
The Gay and Pleasant Land? Project is a research project that took place as part of the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme(a unique collaboration between five UK Research Councils—ESRC, EPSRC,... »
Knowledge Transfer Partnership, or KTP, is a graduate scheme funded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), allowing graduates to gain employment as ‘project managers’ of an applied research or consultation... »
Research at BU has made a significant contribution to public debate and health and social care practice with older LGBT people. Work includes two films, a textbook for care professionals, events and training sessions with health and social care agencies and a ‘Methods to Diversity’ tool.
We involve and interact with our research users and general public through events, workshops, lectures and other collaborative opportunities. Public engagement informs our research and shares our knowledge.
BU has a vibrant postgraduate community and members of BU’s Graduate School work across a range of disciplines. Research degrees and doctoral opportunities are listed on the Graduate School web pages. Learn more about our current postgraduate researchers and their projects in this section.