Global Council on Brain Health report recommendations
REACH lead Professor Linda Clare as part of her role in the Global Council on Brain Health was interviewed by The Guardian where she discusses the lack of evidence made by supplements that are advertised to maintain or improve brain health. You can read the article here, the full report can be found here (PDF, 431kb)
REACH PhD Student presents her research at Soapbox Science
REACH PhD student, Catherine Talbot, presented her research to 100s of shoppers as part of the Soapbox Science Exeter event on Saturday 29th June. Here she is discussing how social media enables people with dementia to directly challenge negative sterotypes of dementia.
REACH PhD Student recognised as a rising researcher
REACH PhD student, Catherine Talbot, has won the PsyPAG Rising Researcher Award for her research on dementia, identity, and social media. The PsyPAG Rising Researcher Award recognises high-quality early PhD/Doctorate research and champions excellent upcoming researchers. Well done Catherine! Catherine will be speaking about her award-winning research at Soapbox Science Exeter on Saturday 29th June.
REACH PhD Student awarded best poster at Italian conference
Congratulations to Serena Sabatini for receiving the best poster award during the XII national conference of the "Società italiana di psicologia dell'invecchiamento" (Italy). Serena's presented a systematic review and meta-analysis on awareness of age-related change that she conducted in collaboration with members of the REACH team. The review found that experiencing positive age-related changes is associated with maintenance of physical well-being while experiencing negative age-related changes is associated with lower levels of emotional and physical well-being.
Dementia: Do we know more than we think?
The University of Exeter requires psychology undergraduates to complete a research project as part of their final year programme. This year, a group of 10 students joined the REACH team to do a dementia-related research project. The study asked people about their awareness and understanding of dementia, to read the summary findings please click here. (DOCX; 68kb)
Dr Isobel Evans passed her viva voce
Congratulations to Dr Isobel Evans on successfully defending her thesis: Social connections, cognitive reserve, and cognitive function in later life. She is the first of the students from the CFAS doctoral training centre (funded by Alzheimer’s Society) to complete.
IDEAL co-investigator awarded
Dr John Hindle, a Consultant Physician for the Care of the Elderly in North Wales, has been awarded the 2018 Marjory Warren Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Geriatrics Society. This award recognises his dedication to those living with movement disorders across North Wales and for setting up the first movement disorder clinic in Wales 28 years ago.
You can read more about John and the award here.
Exeter exhibition for Dementia Action Week 2018 - May 21-24
Please come to see the 'A Life More Ordinary’ Exhibition
- University of Exeter, Forum 21st May (9am) to 23rd May (5pm)
- Exeter Guildhall Shopping Centre 24th May (9am-5pm)
People whose lives have been affected by dementia have worked with well-known artists to create insightful images and poems that capture some of their experiences. Join us for Dementia Action Week 2018 as we exhibit some of their work.
Alongside the 'A Life More Ordinary' Exhibition you can also learn more about how you can reduce the risk of getting dementia.
Members of REACH team as part of the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Cognitive Health have prepared an infographic as well as a crossword with some key facts about dementia prevention. Please stop by and say hi and get a leaflet and crossword!
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