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.
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. During the last week... »
€4.5 million has been granted to the INNOVATEDIGNITY project, by the European Commission, to educate the next generation of leaders to improve the quality of life and provide dignified sustainable... »
The TACIT TRIAL has reached some important milestones recently. We closed the study to recruitment in July and we completed our last Tai Chi class earlier this month. Data collection... »
The Dementia Education And Learning Through Simulation 2 (DEALTS 2) programme has been shortlisted for the 9th National Dementia Care Awards 2018 in the Best Dementia Training Initiative category, which recognises the vital... »
By Annabel Bligh, The Conversation; Gemma Ware, The Conversation, and Holly Squire, The Conversation Includes interview with BU’s Professor Keith Brown discussing confidence artists in financial scamming. [31:50 – 36:38] This... »
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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.
In the last few weeks, members and a PhD Student from the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre (ADRC) have attended the 9th National Dementia Care Awards 2018, Brighton Following the Dementia Congress, on the... »
In the last few weeks, members and a PhD Student from the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre (ADRC) have attended the 13th Annual UK Dementia Congress, Brighton Prof Jane Murphy, Dr Michele Board, Dr... »
In the last few weeks, members and a PhD Student from the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre (ADRC) have attended the 28th Alzheimer Europe Conference, Barcelona (Spain) Prof Jane Murphy, Dr Michele Board... »
Prof Jane Murphy and Dr Michelle Heward from the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre (ADRC) were invited to join Health Education England (HEE) to showcase the Dementia Education and Learning Through Simulation 2 (DEALTS... »
Dr Samuel Nyman, Psychology Department and Ageing and Dementia Research Centre, is currently an National Institute for Health Research Career Development Fellow. He was recently invited to present at the... »
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.