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.
The Ageing & Dementia Research Centre (ADRC) are welcoming international colleagues from Alzheimer Greece, Alzheimer Valencia, Alzheimer Romania, Alzheimer Slovenia and the Instituto De Biomecanica De Valencia (IBV) on 25 and... »
Congratulations to Dr Michael Bracher on the publication of a new paper in BMJ Open. This paper explores the differences in experiences of care reported in the Cancer Patient Experience Survey... »
Dr Samuel Nyman, Yolanda Barrado-Martín and Iram Bibi, from the Psychology Department and Ageing and Dementia Research Centre (ADRC), attended the 31st edition of the European Health Psychology Society Conference in Padua (Italy)... »
On 20 September 2017, Verwood & Three Legged Cross Dementia Friendly Community (VDFC) conducted an open public event in Crane Valley Golf Club, Verwood, to promote a healthy lifestyle among... »
This is me. I am Ron. Our next instalment of the ‘Photo of the Week’ series features Chantel Cox‘s image of a man named Ron. The series is a weekly instalment, which features an image... »
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.
Joanne Holmes recently presented a workshop highlighting the challenges of malnutrition and how to improve the Mealtime Experience for those living with dementia to domicillary and residential care providers at Poole Borough... »
Dr Michelle Heward represented the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre (ADRC) at the ‘Employing Information and Communications Technologies in Homes and Cities for the Health and Well-Being of Older People’ (ICT4HOP... »
Following our first successful meeting earlier this year, the ADRC ‘Ageing and Dementia Friendly Design Advisory Board’ met for the second time in June 2017. The Advisory Board brings together... »
Professor Jane Murphy, Joanne Holmes and Dr Michelle Board supported by Michelle O’Brien hosted the launch of the online version of the workbook ‘Eating and Drinking Well: Supporting People Living... »
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... »
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.