Category Archives: wellbeing

Ageing, Health and Vitality project reports

Before I worked on the Digital Storytelling & Dementia project, I was involved in the Ageing, Health and Vitality project. The project was set up to investigate whether working with museums had an impact on the health and wellbeing of … 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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Cognitive Reserve

The notion of ‘cognitive reserve’ has been deployed to help deal with the fact that people who have been found to have similar levels of damage/pathology in their brains at death (from, for example, Alzheimer’s Disease) exhibited different levels of … Continue reading

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More on therapy

A theme is emerging. Put briefly, “There is not enough high quality data.” By ‘high quality’ I mean large scale population studies with randomised testing and control groups using consistent methodologies which enable the researchers to pick apart the contributing … Continue reading

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Therapy?

I’m starting to work on desk based reasearch for TWAM’s Outreach team. The aim is to see whether we can gain insights into the digital storytelling work that they are doing with people living with dementia from existing literature. Following … Continue reading

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Elements

Another digression: I’m managing a project looking at whether engaging with museums can have a positive impact on the wellbeing of older people. Surprisingly, once I started looking I managed to find a great deal of information on the topic. … Continue reading

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