BU PhD Students heading to the British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference in July

Congratulations to Mananya Podee (FHSS) and Yolanda Barrado-Martín (FST)!

Great to see both of your papers accepted meaning that BU research to improve the  lives of people with dementia and their families will be presented at the British Society of Gerontology 47th Annual Conference ‘Ageing in an Unequal World: Shaping Environments for the 21st Century’ in Manchester in July.

Mananya from the Centre for Qualitative Research (CQR) and the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre (ADRC) will present a paper on ‘Improving holiday accommodation and service provision for people with dementia’. Yolanda from the ADRC and the Psychology Department will present a paper on ‘How is Tai Chi received by people living with dementia and their informal carers?’ based on her work on the TACIT Trial.

Both studies are searching for more people with dementia and their carers to take part. If this sounds like something you might like to get involved in (or you know someone else that might) please contact them for further information.

  • Mandy is looking for people with dementia and carers to talk about holiday experiences in a short interview. For more information please email mpodee@bournemouth.ac.uk
  • Yolanda is looking for people with dementia and carers who might like to take part in Tai Chi. For more information please telephone 07801 890258 or email ybarradomartin@bournemouth.ac.uk