Monthly Archives: October 2011

Shoes and the language of space

The other day I attended a lecture by Albert Postma (University of Utrecht) hosted by the Psychology Dept. at Northumbria Uni. Prof. Postma’s group works on spatial language in blind and sighted people. In the talk, he focused on the … Continue reading

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Conversation 2: Care of people with dementia

IJ leads research on the care of people with dementia. I arranged a meeting with him to discuss the work I’m doing for TWAM. The conversation with IJ roamed around the topic of care for people with dementia. Apparently he … Continue reading

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Conversation 1: Dementia with Lewy Bodies

IM leads a research group investigating Dementia with Lewy Bodies. I arranged a meeting with him earlier this month to discuss the work I’m doing for TWAM. On IM’s invitation, I attended a seminar given by an Italian researcher on … Continue reading

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Pieces to piece together (Quantifying outcomes and value)

Part of what I was asked to do was to look into a Social Return on Investment approach to making a case for the value of digital storytelling / object handling + reminiscence therapy for people with dementia. The Guide … Continue reading

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Update on therapy

I’ve just finished another, more recent review paper looking at non-pharmacological treatments for people with dementia (Olazarán, 2010). This one is somewhat more encouraging… The author initially found 1313 studies and then filtered that down to 179 studies that were … Continue reading

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Performance

A while ago, I heard a news item about a Dutch artist who had created “God’s answer-machine”. It was a real answer-machine; when you rang it the message said (in Dutch) something to the effect that God wasn’t in right … Continue reading

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