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Funding boost for Nottingham dementia scientists

Dementia researchers based at The University of Nottingham have been awarded £13,000 of new funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK for state-of-the-art equipment that will help scientists reveal more about the genetics of diseases like Alzheimer’s. The announcement comes on World Alzheimer’s Day (Wednesday 21 September), a global initiative to highlight the impact of Alzheimer’s and …

Imagining a dementia-friendly University of Nottingham

This week The University of Nottingham will become a dementia-friendly institution. Professor Justine Schneider, Professor of Mental Health and Social Care, in our Faculty of Social Sciences, writes about this official recognition of the University’s commitment to raise awareness, improve working practices and pioneer world-class research to tackle this debilitating condition. There is something apposite about a university – …

Five cities, four days, three sleeps, two wheels, one man….

Environment Manager Gavin Scott is once again hopping on his bike to raise money for Life Cycle, and this year appears to be his biggest challenge to date. Here he writes about his preparation for his big challenge, all in aid of dementia research…. “With just over three weeks until I set off on my Thunderbird …

How shared reading could be helping to bring back memories for people with dementia

A book is a truly magical thing. It has the ability to transport you to another time or place and to instantly evoke memories of where and when you first perused a particular paperback or finished a favourite novel. Now, a new partnership between The University of Nottingham and Nottingham City Council is harnessing the …

And they’re off!

This year’s Nottingham Life Cycle team will be setting off on their first challenge on Friday morning –a gruelling 170 mile hike from  Bridlington to Morecambe, known as ‘The Way of the Roses’. As most people will now know, during the first four Nottingham Life Cycles, teams of riders rode almost 5,000 miles and climbed a …

National tour of Inside Out Of Mind gets rave reviews

The national tour of the groundbreaking play ‘Inside Out of Mind’ has received rave reviews from The Stage magazine. The Meeting Ground Theatre Company and Nottingham Lakeside Arts are currently touring Inside Out of Mind, an insightful and darkly comic play that powerfully captures the multiple realities of life on a dementia ward, to six …

A big week for dementia

Tom Dening, Professor of Dementia Research at the Institute of Mental Health at The University of Nottingham, takes a look at this week’s major news announcements related to tackling dementia and funding new research into the degenerative condition. Although dementia is rarely out of the news and indeed often on the front pages of certain national papers, …

New dementia arts hub for Nottingham

A new research hub looking at how painting, puppetry, singing and other arts can improve dementia care is being launched at the University. The Arts and Dementia (TAnDEM) doctoral training centre, funded by a grant from The Alzheimer’s Society, will be split 50-50 between Nottingham and its partner The University of Worcester. It will support …

Plaudits for dementia care documentary

A documentary commissioned to complement University of Nottingham research into hospital care for people with dementia has picked up two prizes at the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. Today is Monday was commissioned and produced by Pippa Foster (now Operations Manager, Alzheimer’s Society) while she was working at The University of Nottingham with …

Inside Out of Mind – a powerful illustration of life on a dementia ward

So it was a normal Thursday morning in the press office. I was writing something, probably a blog, when I got a phone call from my manager who was on her way to see the Inside Out of Mind play at Lakeside. She had done a lot of work on promoting the production so was …