Mental Health

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Posted: May 28, 2014

A close shave: masculinity and bodywork in dementia care

Sarah Campbell

This snapshot focuses on a doctoral study at the University of Manchester which is situated within a larger ESRC funded study, ‘The Hair and Care Project’, which seeks to explore the relationship between appearance and personal identity for people with dementia. It was published in the Graduate Journal of Social Science, 9(3), pp. 87.

Posted: May 28, 2014

Using ‘appearance biographies’ to explore the meanings of appearance for people with dementia


Appearance and the work invested in it by and for people with dementia are a neglected issue within dementia studies. In policy and practice there exists an assumption that the role of supporting a person to manage their appearance is easily assumed by another within caring encounters, only to be subsumed within the daily task-oriented… Read more »

file_downloadThe meanings of appearance for people with dementia
Posted: May 7, 2014

The urban brain: analysing outdoor physical activity with mobile EEG

Richard Coyne
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Researchers in environmental psychology, health studies and urban design are interested in the relationship between the environment, behaviour settings and emotions. In particular, happiness, or the presence of positive emotional mindsets, broadens an individual’s thought-action repertoire with positive benefits to physical and intellectual activities, and to social and psychological resources. Aspinall, P., Mavros, P., Coyne,… Read more »