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Changes to our mailing list

If you want to receive regular e-newsletters about forthcoming event, courses etc you now need to register to be on our mailing list here   


Interested in participating in research?

Join Dementia Research (JDR) is a website that helps people who would like to participate in dementia research to register that they are interested, so that researchers in universities and health and social care can contact them about research that they might be interested in. There is lots of information on the website to help you decide if you would like to do this.

The website also contains lots of news about studies that are taking place as well as research findings.

Are your environments dementia friendly?

The King's Fund Environmental Assessment Tools - Care Home Assessment Tool, Housing Assessment Tool, Health Centre Assessment Tool, Hospital and Ward Assessment Tools

The Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) is pleased to let you know that the Environment Assessment Tools, which were developed by The King’s Fund, can now be downloaded from the Association for Dementia Studies webpages by following the link below.

The pages include a brief summary of their development and how to use the assessment tool. You can also download the Alzheimer’s Society booklet based on the assessment tools which was designed to help people living at home with dementia make changes to their accommodation.

If you would like to learn more about how to use the Assessment Tools and improving care for people living with dementia in your organisation by understanding why the environment is important to care and how you can change it for the better, do register to attend our Dementia Friendly Design workshop in April.

If you would like to hold one of these workshops for your organisation or have an expert visit your premises to help you to conduct your assessments, please email    


European Congress of Adapted Physical Activity 2018 - University of Worcester Arena

EUCAPA in Worcester, 3-5 July 2018

The Association for Dementia Studies is pleased to be working with the organising committee for European Congress of Adapted Physical Activity (EUCAPA) 2018 to include an afternoon symposium on “Physical activity, sport and dementia” on day 3 of the conference. Non-EUCAPA members are welcome to book for day 3 which has a Health and rehabilitation focus. The symposium include talks on leisure resources for people living with dementia and their families, sports-based reminiscence and physical activity for people living with dementia. Please download the symposium flyer or visit the EUCAPA website for more information and booking. A full symposium programme will be available to download shortly.

2018 DAVID JOLLEY LECTURE – Wednesday 18th July 2018

University of Worcester Arena, Hylton Road, Worcester, WR2 5JN 

CLAIRE HILTON: The Story of Barbara Robb - Her campaign, and how she set in motion improvements in mental health and older people's services, and influenced the NHS more broadly 

16:00 (registration & refreshments); Lecture: 16:30 to 17:15 followed by discussion to 17:45 

To book a free place please use the online booking system at: 

To see further information here 

TAnDem Arts and Dementia Conference - SAVE THE DATE

The 3rd 1-day TAnDem Arts and Dementia Conference will take place on Thursday 20th September 2018 at the University of Nottingham. The programme is currently being developed and will be launched in early June when the speakers have been confirmed. The fee will be £75. Bookings are expected to open in June, so don't forget to check back later for more details.  

ADS MASTERCLASS AND WORKSHOP SERIES - note that the Dementia and Pain Masterclass has been rescheduled from 9 May to 27 June

Just a reminder that the last 3 of our 2017-18 series of masterclasses and workshops are coming up soon and we would encourage you to book your places soon.

Person centred care - 12 June:  CANCELLED       

Music and dementia - 20 June:

Combining contextual information, demonstrations, and useful suggestions, this workshop will provide practitioners and carers with a better understanding of the practical ways that music can be successfully utilised for improving the wellbeing of both people who are living with dementia, and those who support them. 

Supporting people with dementia who also experience pain - 27 June:         ?  

This Masterclass will equip you with knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to improve care within your organisation. The teaching will use a variety of methods. The approach is of interactive and inclusive learning to enable you to:  

• Recognise the significance of pain and the barriers to effective pain management  

• Understand the importance of assessment and the range of assessment tools available  

• Appreciate and apply strategies for effective pain management 

We have had fantastic feedback from the participants on the masterclasses and workshops we have already held and we will be planning the 2018/19 dates shortly. 

Please forward onto others you think will be interested in this information 

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE - Each event can be booked online here.

If you have any questions or require further information ahead of that please email 

To commission the delivery of one of more of the Masterclasses and/or Workshops to a group of your staff at alocation of your choice this too can bearranged please email 

For more information about a number of events planned for the next few months please see the Seminars and Conferences page. 

Job Vacancies

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