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T’ai chi, robots and GPS could help treat dementia | News | The Times

T’ai chi, robots and GPS could help treat dementia | News | The Times | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Dementia research will shift towards the use of t’ai chi, robot seal pups and GPS tagging as the government’s research funding body accepts that there is no sign of new “blockbuster” drugs to treat the condition. It will focus instead on improving the quality of patients’ lives.The National Institut
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ESRC is collaborating with NIHR to fund this research.

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Social care needs for over-85s predicted to double in next 20 years | Society | The Guardian

Social care needs for over-85s predicted to double in next 20 years | Society | The Guardian | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"An estimated 446,000 of over-85s will have “high dependency” care needs by 2035, up from 233,000 in 2015, and equivalent to 10% of all men and 20% of all women aged 85 and over, according to a new study."

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ESRC, along with the National Institute for Health Research, funded this study that appeared in The Lancet. 

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Sheffield dementia victims make friends with chickens to help combat loneliness

Sheffield dementia victims make friends with chickens to help combat loneliness | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

People living with dementia in Sheffield have been making friends with chickens - in a bid to combat loneliness.

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This event is part of the ESRC's Festival of Social Science 2017.

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Doctors Say a Third of Dementia Cases Could be Prevented

Doctors Say a Third of Dementia Cases Could be Prevented | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Some effective ways of preventing dementia don’t involve high-tech or expensive strategies
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ESRC and partners co-funded The Lancet Commission on Dementia 

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Dementia toolkit to help patients, carers and healthcare workers

A comprehensive online database featuring the latest scientific evidence on what works in dementia care and treatment has been developed by the researchers.

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This article discusses ESRC funded research - 'Comprehensive approach to modelling outcome and cost impacts of interventions for dementia' and MODEM.

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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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Study finds health services must address multiple conditions in dementia care

Most people living with dementia also have at least one other health condition, and healt
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ESRC has contributed funding to this study.

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The Toddlers Who Took on Dementia

The Toddlers Who Took on Dementia | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Series charting a unique experiment run by psychologists at Bangor University to unearth whether the company of young children can help fight the effects of dementia.

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The 'Creating a Dementia Supportive Practice Community' project is funded by Bangor University’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA).

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Study shows therapeutic impact of neighbourliness on dementia

Study shows therapeutic impact of neighbourliness on dementia | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New research is showing how being connected with their local community has reaped enormous benefits for people with dementia.

Research Associate Sarah Campbell, from The University of Manchester, says familiarity with people in local shops, cafes and even on the street, was crucial to the participants of the study.

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This research is funded by ESRC and the event i part of ESRC's Festival of Social Science 2017

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Bangor University assists development of 'dementia-friendly' church groups

Bangor University assists development of 'dementia-friendly' church groups | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A number of groups across the region will benefit from funding

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Article cites the Bangor University ESRC Impact Acceleration Account

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