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Dementia survey asks: How ready are we to care?

Dementia survey asks: How ready are we to care?

Published: Thu 18 May 2017

Caring for people with dementia is mainly done by family members, yet how many feel obliged, rather than willing, to do so? This is the question being posed by researchers from the University of Bradford, as part of a nationwide survey to understand what kind of support would best ease the burden for dementia carers.

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Congratulations to our Dementia Student Award Winners

Congratulations to our Dementia Student Award Winners

Published: Tue 24 January 2017

Three dementia students have received University awards.

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Academic Partner to the UK Dementia Congress

Academic Partner to the UK Dementia Congress

Published: Tues 11 Oct 2016

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PhD student Mohammed Akhlak Rauf recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours list

PhD student Mohammed Akhlak Rauf recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours list

Published: Tues 5 July 2016

Mohammed Akhlak Rauf, a Doctoral Training Centre PhD student and manager with Bradford Council’s dementia team, has received an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

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Queen's Anniversary Prize for world-leading work to improve the lives of people living with dementia

Queen's Anniversary Prize for world-leading work to improve the lives of people living with dementia

Published: Fri 26 Feb 2016

The presentation, by the Prince of Wales, was made at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace attended by University Chancellor Kate Swann, Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Cantor and Professor Murna Downs, Chair in Dementia Studies at the University.

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Bradford project aims to break new ground in dementia care

Bradford project aims to break new ground in dementia care

Published: Wed 24 Feb 2016

The growing number of people living with dementia are to benefit from a new initiative poised for launch in care homes across Bradford, Airedale, Craven, Wharfedale and East Lancashire.

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University of Bradford professor awarded fellowship by the College of Occupational Therapists

University of Bradford professor awarded fellowship by the College of Occupational Therapists

Published: Thu 29 Jan 2016

Professor Gail Mountain, Chair of Applied Dementia Research at the University of Bradford, was announced as one of only three 2016 fellows who were recognised for their exceptional service and outstanding contribution to the profession.

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Bradford Pharmacy students equipped with dementia care skills

Published: Wed 11 Nov 2015

Pharmacy students at the University of Bradford will lead the way in improving dementia care thanks to a pioneering addition to their course.

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Bradford experts modernise Health Education England's online Dementia course

Published: Mon 2 Nov 2015

Experts at the School of Dementia Studies have modernised Health Education England's online dementia courses, ensuring the perspective and experience of people living with dementia and their family members is central to the learning.

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University of Bradford welcomes next generation of dementia research leaders

University of Bradford welcomes next generation of dementia research leaders

Published: Thur 15 Oct 2015

The University of Bradford's new Doctoral Training Centre has welcomed its first PhD students aiming to become the next generation of dementia research leaders.

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Excellence in Dementia Care highly commended in the psychiatry category of the BMA Medical Book Awards

Excellence in Dementia Care highly commended in the psychiatry category of the BMA Medical Book Awards

Published: Tues 8 Sept 2015

The new edition of the landmark Excellence in Dementia Care textbook, co-edited by Professor Murna Downs, Head of the School of Dementia Studies, and Professor Barbara Bowers (University of Wisconsin, Madison) has been Highly Commended in the Psychiatry category of the BMA Medical Book Awards.

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Professor Murna Downs named Fellow of The Gerontological Society of America

Professor Murna Downs named Fellow of The Gerontological Society of America

Published: Tue 1 Sep 2015

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the USA's largest interdisciplinary organisation devoted to the field of ageing, has named 58 exemplary professionals as its newest fellows.

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Academic Partner to the UK Dementia Congress

Academic Partner to the UK Dementia Congress

Published: Wed 26 Aug 2015

The School of Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford is Academic Partner to the 10th UK Dementia Congress, taking place at the International Centre in Telford 3-5 November 2015.

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British Science Festival at the University of Bradford - sign up for events hosted by the School of Dementia Studies

Published: Tue 25 Aug 2015

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Bradford leads the way in two new dementia studies

Bradford leads the way in two new dementia studies

Published: Tue 14 Jul 2015

Two University of Bradford staff have received prestigious awards for their research projects on improving care for people affected by dementia.

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New database helps improve dementia care

New database helps improve dementia care

Published: Mon 22 Jun 2015

The School of Dementia Studies has launched a database to store and share information on Dementia Care Mapping. Dementia Care Mapping is an established approach to achieving and embedding person-centred care for people with dementia. It prepares staff to take the perspective of the person with dementia in assessing the quality of the care they provide and empowers staff teams to engage in evidence-based critical reflection in order to improve the quality of care for people living with dementia.

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Four PhD Studentships in Dementia Care now available

Four PhD Studentships in Dementia Care now available

Published: Tue 5 May 2015

With the University of Bradford Doctoral Training Centre in Dementia Care and Services Research - Transitions in Dementia

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New PhD Studentship in dementia care in imaging departments

Published: Wed 4 Mar 2015

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Webinar - Giving a voice to people with dementia: Communication and swallowing

Webinar - Giving a voice to people with dementia: Communication and swallowing

Published: Fri 13 Feb 2015

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New Dementia Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Bradford

New Dementia Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Bradford

Published: Thu 5 Feb 2015

Alzheimer's Society has announced the launch of a new dementia-focussed Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Bradford.

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Professor Murna Downs addresses the  All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia

Professor Murna Downs addresses the All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia

Published: Wed 4 Feb 2015

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School of Dementia Studies receives million pound funding to help lower hospital admissions

School of Dementia Studies receives million pound funding to help lower hospital admissions

Published: Wed 4 Feb 2015

The School of Dementia Studies, University of Bradford has received £1million to develop and test an intervention that will reduce avoidable hospital admissions from care homes.

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Vacancy: Chair in Applied Dementia Studies

Vacancy: Chair in Applied Dementia Studies

Published: Mon 5 Jan 2015

We are seeking to grow our internationally recognised excellence in applied dementia studies by appointing a Chair in Applied Dementia Studies.

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From Bradford Dementia Group to the School of Dementia Studies

From Bradford Dementia Group to the School of Dementia Studies

Published: Wed 17 Dec 2014

As of December 2014, Bradford Dementia Group has been renamed the School of Dementia Studies.

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Digital Lifestory-telling in Action

Digital Lifestory-telling in Action

Published: Tue 21 Oct 2014

As part of the Bradford Science Festival on 18th October, Bradford Dementia Group hosted a digital lifestory-telling workshop at the Faculty of Health Studies.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia for Practitioners with a Special Interest - now recruiting for January 2015

Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia for Practitioners with a Special Interest - now recruiting for January 2015

Published: Fri 17 Oct 2014

This innovative postgraduate certificate is the first course of its kind in England.

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Visual Methods Special Interest Group: Programme 2014-15

Date and time: Wed 12 Nov 2014, 15:30 - 17:00

After the summer break, the Visual Methods Special Interest Group is starting up again on 12th November with the following double bill

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Digital life-storytelling workshop

Digital life-storytelling workshop

Date and time: Sat 18 Oct 2014, 13:30 - 15:30

Come and join us for a FREE digital life-storytelling workshop, part of Bradford Science Festival 2014.

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Dementia Detectives

Dementia Detectives

Date and time: Mon 20 Oct 2014, 10:00 - Tue 21 Oct 2014, 15:00

As part of Bradford Science Festival, the School of Dementia Studies are running a workshop on dementia designed for key stage 4 students. Delivered over two days at the University of Bradford, the aim of the workshop is to raise awareness of dementia in the younger population.

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Down where all our roads end- Participatory film making with women living in long-term dementia care

Down where all our roads end- Participatory film making with women living in long-term dementia care

Date and time: Wed 22 Oct 2014, 10:30 - 11:30

Andrea Capstick and Katherine Ludwin of Bradford Dementia Group will be presenting an interactive workshop at the Leeds Love Arts Festival on 22nd October.

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Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes - a new addition to the Bradford Dementia Group Good Practice Guides

Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes - a new addition to the Bradford Dementia Group Good Practice Guides

Published: Wed 17 Sep 2014

This concise and accessible guide, written by Caroline Baker with a foreword by Professor Murna Downs, will be available from November 2014.

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University of Bradford Professor co-edits 2nd edition of landmark textbook in dementia care

Published: Mon 10 Nov 2014

The new edition of the landmark Excellence in Dementia Care textbook has now been published.

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Lindsey Collins of Bradford Dementia Group presenting at the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) Conference

Lindsey Collins of Bradford Dementia Group presenting at the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) Conference

Published: Mon 15 Sep 2014

Dementia Care Trainer Lindsey Collins is presenting a 90 minute workshop entitled 'Developing effective SLT services for individuals with dementia related communication difficulties.'

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Bradford Dementia Group the Academic Sponsor of UK Dementia Congress 2014

Bradford Dementia Group the Academic Sponsor of UK Dementia Congress 2014

Published: Wed 20 Aug 2014

Bradford Dementia Group are delighted to announce that as the Academic Sponsor to the UK Dementia Congress we have arranged conference fee discounts for our distance learning students.

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Vacancy - Dementia Care Trainer

Vacancy - Dementia Care Trainer

Published: Fri 1 Aug 2014

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Bradford Dementia Group in assisting us to meet the continual and growing demand for short courses in person centred care.

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Double success for BSc (Hons) Dementia Studies graduate

Double success for BSc (Hons) Dementia Studies graduate

Published: Mon 28 Jul 2014

Since completing his degree in Dementia Studies in 2012, former student rep Terry Wilford has not just gained promotion to a managerial post, but has also entered into local politics, campaigning for the rights of older people.

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Dementia Studies students, past and present, arrange a day to remember

Dementia Studies students, past and present, arrange a day to remember

Published: Wed 16 Jul 2014

BSc (Hons) Dementia Studies graduate, Terry Wilford, teamed up with current MSc Dementia Studies student, Nicky Taylor, to give one of his clients a day to remember!

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Lauren Fordham awarded the Davida Fortinsky prize for Outstanding Dementia Studies Student.

Lauren Fordham awarded the Davida Fortinsky prize for Outstanding Dementia Studies Student.

Published: Tue 15 Jul 2014

Each year Bradford Dementia Group make this Award to one postgraduate student and one undergraduate student. The award is made on the basis of student commitment, achievement and attitude towards dementia studies.

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Vacancy - Head of Practice Development and Training in Dementia Care

Vacancy - Head of Practice Development and Training in Dementia Care

Published: Tue 8 Jul 2014

We are seeking a highly strategic and forward thinking Head of Practice Development and Training to join our senior management team at the Bradford Dementia Group.

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University of Bradford PhD student gains funding for research project

University of Bradford PhD student gains funding for research project

Published: Tue 8 Jul 2014

Analisa Smythe, a current part-time PhD student with Bradford Dementia Group, has been successful in gaining funding from the Burdett Fund for Nursing for a two-year research project entitled 'Delivering Dignity through Empowered Leadership'.

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Survey - Developing the Dementia Care Mapping Online Tool

Survey - Developing the Dementia Care Mapping Online Tool

Published: Thu 26 Jun 2014

Have you completed a Dementia Care Mapping¿ course?

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Dr Claire Surr delivering Plenary sessions at the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Better Practice Conferences 2014

Dr Claire Surr delivering Plenary sessions at the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Better Practice Conferences 2014

Published: Fri 13 Jun 2014

Claires plenary will discuss the use of the Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI 2) in supporting inspectors to understand the experiences of residents living with dementia in care homes.

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University of Bradford staff awarded prestigious teaching fellowship

University of Bradford staff awarded prestigious teaching fellowship

Published: Thu 12 Jun 2014

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) has announced that two University of Bradford staff have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships, the most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.

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The Alzheimers Show

The Alzheimers Show

Date and time: Fri 16 May 2014, 09:30 - Sat 17 May 2014, 16:30

Bradford Dementia Group will be exhibiting at The Alzheimers Show, being held at Olympia London, 16 May 2014 to 17 May 2014.

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Research vacancies for Dementia Care Mapping in care homes trial

Research vacancies for Dementia Care Mapping in care homes trial

Published: Thu 17 Apr 2014

Bradford Dementia Group are seeking a two motivated and enthusiastic members of staff to work with Dr Claire Surr on a large national cluster randomised controlled trial looking at the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of Dementia Care Mapping in care homes (EPIC trial).

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Memories on film - Bradford Dementia Group and MHA screening event at Gallery II

Memories on film - Bradford Dementia Group and MHA screening event at Gallery II

Published: Mon 14 Apr 2014

A stakeholder event attended by around 50 people was held at the University's Gallery II on 2nd April showcased six short films from an 18-month research study funded by the National Institute for Health Research's School for Social Care Research.

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Prof Murna Downs participating at the AKTIVE conference

Prof Murna Downs participating at the AKTIVE conference

Published: Fri 11 Apr 2014

Prof Murna Downs, Head of Bradford Dementia Group, is on the panel of a parallel session at the AKTIVE conference.

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Dr Danielle Jones to speak at the 4th International Conference on Conversational Analysis

Dr Danielle Jones to speak at the 4th International Conference on Conversational Analysis

Published: Fri 28 Mar 2014

Dr Danielle Jones, Lecturer at Bradford Dementia Group, will be speaking at the 4th International Conference on Conversational Analysis in Los Angeles on Friday 27th June at 3.50pm.

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Prof Murna Downs one of the keynote speakers at The 6th International Dementia Care Conference

Prof Murna Downs one of the keynote speakers at The 6th International Dementia Care Conference

Published: Wed 30 Apr 2014

Prof Downs, Head of Bradford Dementia Group, will be speaking about person-centred care: the research evidence.

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Royal College of Nursing Older Peoples Nursing conference and exhibition

Royal College of Nursing Older Peoples Nursing conference and exhibition

Date and time: Tue 25 Mar 2014, 08:45 - 16:30

Jan Robins, Lecturer/Trainer at Bradford Dementia Group, will be presenting the following session at this conference.

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Professor Habib Chaudhury leads workshop on environmental design for people with dementia

Published: Tue 18 Feb 2014

Some images from an extremely thought provoking workshop, held on Thursday 13th February 2014.

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Living well with Young Onset Dementia - Perspectives from people and services

Living well with Young Onset Dementia - Perspectives from people and services

Date and time: Wed 12 Mar 2014, 09:00 - 16:45

Prof. Jan Oyebode, Professor of Dementia care at the Bradford Dementia Group, will be speaking on ¿Living well with all sorts of Young Onset Dementia: Meeting varied needs' at Living well with Young Onset Dementia - Perspectives from people and services.

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Dr Andrea Capstick on the panel for Dementia event at LSE Literary Festival

Dr Andrea Capstick on the panel for Dementia event at LSE Literary Festival

Published: Wed 19 Feb 2014

Dr Andrea Capstick, Course Leader in MSc Dementia Studies at the Bradford Dementia Group, is a member of the discussion panel for Understanding Dementia through Art and Literature, alongside Melvyn Bragg and Professor Justine Schneider.

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The Davida Fortinsky Award for Outstanding Dementia Student December 2013

The Davida Fortinsky Award for Outstanding Dementia Student December 2013

Published: Fri 24 Jan 2014

The Davida Fortinsky Award for Outstanding Dementia Studies Student was recently awarded to Caroline Inch, who has achieved a BSc in Dementia Studies with First Class Honours.

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Research intern opportunity with the Bradford Dementia Group

Research intern opportunity with the Bradford Dementia Group

Published: Fri 24 Jan 2014

The Bradford Dementia group have an exciting opportunity to recruit a paid, part-time, graduate research intern for a period of 7 months.

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Dementia Care Trainer Lindsey Collins to present at Advancing Dysphagia Practice event

Dementia Care Trainer Lindsey Collins to present at Advancing Dysphagia Practice event

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2014

Lindsey Collins, Dementia Care Trainer at Bradford Dementia Group, is to present at Advancing Dysphagia Practice, being held at the University of Central Lancashire on Thursday 8th May 2014, 10am to 4.15pm.

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Honorary Graduate Dr Trevor Jarvis recognised in the New Year's Honours list

Honorary Graduate Dr Trevor Jarvis recognised in the New Year's Honours list

Published: Wed 8 Jan 2014

Friend and colleague Dr Trevor Jarvis has been awarded a British Empire Medal in The New Year's Honours 2014 for campaigning to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

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New PhD student joins Bradford Dementia Group

New PhD student joins Bradford Dementia Group

Published: Thu 12 Dec 2013

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MSc in Dementia Studies student invited to speak at Dementia Conference

MSc in Dementia Studies student invited to speak at Dementia Conference

Published: Tue 3 Dec 2013

MSc in Dementia Studies student, Nicky Taylor, spoke at the Arts 4 Dementia Best Practice Seminar at Sadlers Wells on 8 November to highlight the use of drama approaches to engage people living with dementia.

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BME dementia awareness road shows 2013

BME dementia awareness road shows 2013

Published: Mon 18 Nov 2013

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Nursing Times Award, Nursing in the Community category 2013

Nursing Times Award, Nursing in the Community category 2013

Published: Wed 13 Nov 2013

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Honorary Bradford Graduate Trevor Jarvis campaigns to make banks dementia friendly

Honorary Bradford Graduate Trevor Jarvis campaigns to make banks dementia friendly

Published: Fri 8 Nov 2013

Honorary Bradford Graduate Trevor Jarvis has been working with banks to make things easier for people with dementia to manage their finances.

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Researchers receive grant to improve Dementia care in care homes

Researchers receive grant to improve Dementia care in care homes

Published: Thu 31 Oct 2013

Researchers from the Bradford Dementia Group, University of Bradford, have received £2.4 million of funding from the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) Programme to conduct a four year national study looking at how the quality of care for people with dementia in care homes can be improved.

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The Bupa Award for Innovation in Person Centred Care

The Bupa Award for Innovation in Person Centred Care

Published: Mon 28 Oct 2013

The Bupa Award for Innovation in Person Centred Care recognises a University of Bradford Dementia Studies student, who has demonstrated exceptional innovation and creativity in translating their learning into practice, in order to benefit people with dementia, their families or colleagues.

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8th UK Dementia Congress

8th UK Dementia Congress

Published: Tue 24 Sep 2013

Bradford Dementia Group is proud to be the Academic Sponsor of the 8th UK Dementia Congress - a major national conference.

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Bradford Dementia Group Awarded Funding Grant from Department of Health

Bradford Dementia Group Awarded Funding Grant from Department of Health

Published: Thu 31 Oct 2013

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New Trainer in Person-Centred Dementia Care

New Trainer in Person-Centred Dementia Care

Published: Fri 9 Aug 2013

Mrs. Carol Benabda has joined the team as a Trainer in Person Centered Dementia Care.

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New Staff Member with Bradford Dementia Group

New Staff Member with Bradford Dementia Group

Published: Fri 9 Aug 2013

Dr Danielle Jones has joined the team as a Lecturer in Dementia Studies.

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New Post Doctoral Research Fellow

New Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Published: Tue 24 Sep 2013

Dr Sahdia Parveen has joined the team as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow.

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Honorary Graduate - Trevor Jarvis

Honorary Graduate - Trevor Jarvis

Published: Tue 24 Sep 2013

Trevor Jarvis was awarded an Honorary degree for his passion and tireless campaigning on behalf of people with dementia and for the improvement of public awareness of dementia.

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Davida Fortinsky award for Postgraduate Dementia Studies July 2013

Davida Fortinsky award for Postgraduate Dementia Studies July 2013

Published: Fri 19 Jul 2013

This years Davida Fortinsky award for outstanding postgraduate Dementia Studies is awarded to Caroline Hampson

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Launch of Bradford District Dementia Action Alliance

Launch of Bradford District Dementia Action Alliance

Published: Wed 12 Jun 2013

The launch of the Bradford District Dementia Action Alliance will take place on 27th June 2013 from 11.30am - 1.00pm at the University of Bradford.

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Evaluating Dementia Care and Services Conference

Evaluating Dementia Care and Services Conference

Published: Tue 11 Jun 2013

The UK Evaluation Society Yorkshire and Humber Regional Network in collaboration with the Bradford Dementia Group, University of Bradford are holding a conference focusing on evaluating dementia care and services from the perspective of people with dementia and their family carers.

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