Access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and its state of the art library facilities.
In early 2015 the Alzheimer’s Society funded eight Doctoral Training Centres (DTC) in various aspects of dementia to help to increase research knowledge and capacity in this vital area. One of the successful centres is TAnDem, a partnership between the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester and the Centre for Dementia, University of Nottingham. TAnDem has been funded to focus on studying The Arts and Dementia. Four students began their PhDs in 2015 researching the following:
- Evaluating Arts Interventions in Residential Homes (Imagine)
- An International Taxonomy of Arts Interventions for People Living with Dementia
- Evaluating the Impact of Arts-based Interventions and Activities in Dementia: methodological challenges and solutions
- Tailoring Arts Interventions to Individual Needs in Dementia: delivery of arts activities and individual difference (what works for whom)
Some of the other research projects currently taking place in Dementia Studies include: the cognitive predictors of progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia and incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementia.