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Dementia photo wins prestigious national photograph competition

Dementia photo wins prestigious national photograph competition | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Seventeen year old Stella Wharmby from Francis Holland School, Sloane Square, London has been crowned a winner of the ESRC’s 2015 photographic competition ‘Changing World’. 

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Stella Wharmby was awarded Judge's Choice (Susie Watts) in the ESRC Changing Worlds photography competition 2015.

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From changing road layouts to training shop staff, researchers are investigating how to make society a more welcoming place.

Six research projects that will improve understanding of dementia are to receive £20 million in funding from the UK government. The projects, which will be overseen by the National Institute for Health Research and the Economic and Social Research Council, include investigations into creating dementia-friendly neighbourhoods; the lifestyle changes that can reduce the risk of developing the condition; training care home staff to support patients who become agitated; improving predictions of the future financial costs of dementia; living well with the condition; and the effects of visual aids on wellbeing and quality of life.

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Further information on projects funded by ESRC researching dementia and Alzheimer's

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