Come to this public event on Wed 19 June to hear the latest results from 3 dementia research projects:
- The benefits of Tai Chi for people with dementia
Dr Samuel Nyman, chief investigator for The TACIT Trial – TAi ChI for people with demenTia, will present the results of a 3-year study that investigated the benefits of Tai Chi for people with dementia and their informal carers living in their own homes in the Dorset, Southampton, and Portsmouth areas.
- Supporting independent living for people with dementia (Project: AD-Autonomy)
As part of a 2-year European funded project (September 2017-August 2019), Dr Ben Hicks has been working with European partners to establish an online information portal to provide guidance on supporting people to maintain their independence while living with dementia. Dr Hicks will discuss the development of the information portal and provide attendees the opportunity to engage with it.
- The benefits of creative drama and storytelling for people with dementia (Project: Story to Remember)
As part of another 2-year European funded project (September 2018-August 2020), Dr Ben Hicks has been working with European partners to explore the use of creative drama and storytelling as mediums for enhancing social inclusion in people with dementia. Dr Hicks will present the findings from the first stage of the project.
After the talks, come and meet some of our researchers to hear more about dementia research at Bournemouth University over a free light lunch.
Wednesday 19 June
- 10:15 Doors open
- 10:30 Introduction by Professor Jan Weiner, co-head of the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre
- 10:35 Public lecture by Dr Samuel Nyman on the TACIT Trial
- 11:20 Short break
- 11:30 Public lecture by Dr Ben Hicks on AD-Autonomy and Story to Remember
- 12:15 – 13:00 light lunch and an opportunity to meet the researchers
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