Tagged: ageing

University of Worcester Professor highlights negative impact of media portrayal of Dementia

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Representations of dementia in the media could be having a negative impact on those living with the illness, according to a leading psychologist. Phrases such as “worse than death” and “ticking time bomb”, used by newspapers when describing dementia, create …

University of Worcester to pilot new dementia programme in Droitwich Spa

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A Worcestershire town has been selected as the UK location to pilot a new project, implemented and evaluated by the University of Worcester in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, to help people living with dementia. The three year project, known as …

Research Theme: Sport, Health and Ageing

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The following links will provide more information on the research centres and supervisors / research collaborators at CREST member institutions for the Research Theme – Sport, Health and Ageing. Bucks New University Centre of Excellence for Telehealth and Assisted Living …

Ageing, Physical Activity, Recreation and Well-being Conference

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In every continent people are living longer lives in the 21st century. By 2050, older people are predicted to make up 22% of the world population with an increase in each major sector of the globe (United Nations Department of …

New research reveals Scottish country dancing can delay ageing process

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New research by the University of Cumbria reveals Scottish country dancing is beneficial to the health of older women and can help to delay the ageing process. The university’s Active Ageing Research Group (AARG) has published its recent findings in …

University of Worcester researchers to analyse London-based dementia pilot project

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Academics from the University of Worcester have begun lending their expertise to a potentially crucial project looking at dementia care in minority communities. The Alzheimer’s Society is currently running a three-year project called Connecting Communities, which attempts to raise engagement …

University Awarded EU Funding for Vital Dementia Research Project

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The University of Worcester’s Association for Dementia Studies has been awarded a significant European Union (EU) research grant in order to carry out potentially vital work in helping people and families living with dementia. The project, known as MEETINGDEM, is …

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