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Posted: May 22, 2014

Making dementia friendly neighbourhoods

John Keady
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The ‘Neighbourhoods and Dementia’ study was one of six research projects announced by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) along with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), as part of a £20 million funding boost which will significantly add to the understanding of dementia.

Posted: May 21, 2014

Living Well with Dementia

Kate Fearnley

If your GP or specialist has told you that you have dementia, then this is the booklet for you. You may also find this booklet helpful if you are a family member or a friend of a person who has been told they have dementia. The booklet was published by NHS Health Scotland (2014).

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Posted: May 21, 2014

Coping with dementia

Kate Fearnley

Coping with dementia: Caring for someone with the mid to late stages of dementia (published by NHS Health Scotland, 2014) has been designed and informed by carers of people with dementia. They have suggested that you may want to dip in and out of this information, rather than reading it all at once. There are… Read more »

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Posted: May 20, 2014

A built environment for all ages

Máire Cox

There is growing evidence that well-designed outdoor spaces can enhance the long-term health and wellbeing of those who use them regularly. In March 2010, KT-EQUAL hosted a workshop to examine what this means for older people. With key speakers from local and national government, academia and advocacy, the event made connections between policy, research and… Read more »

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Posted: May 20, 2014

Why does the outdoor environment matter?

Máire Cox
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Research by Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (I’DGO) has found that the design of Britain’s gardens, streets, neighbourhoods and open spaces affects older people’s ability to age well and live independently by supporting, or preventing, access for all. This summary of research findings from both phases of I’DGO includes key messages and implications for professionals… Read more »

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Posted: May 20, 2014

The Minnesota Economic Model of Dementia

Olivia Mastry

No therapies are known to substantially alter the course of dementia and associated treatment costs. However, enhanced support services for caregivers for people with dementia have been shown to improve caregivers’ capabilities and well-being and delay patients’ institutionalization. Foldes, S and Hall Long, K (2014). The Minnesota Economic Model of Dementia: Demonstrating Healthcare Cost Savings… Read more »

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Posted: May 20, 2014

Good places for ageing in place

Lynne Mitchell

There is renewed interest in the role of the built environment in public health. Relatively little research to date investigates its impact on healthy ageing. Ageing in place has been adopted as a key strategy for coping with the challenges of longevity. What is needed is a better understanding of how individual characteristics of older… Read more »

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