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News at the Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia.

Forging New Frontiers in Dementia Research

Forging New Frontiers in Dementia Research
Creating a career in dementia research after a PhD in the social sciences.

Dr Sheila Rodgers guest lecture in Australia

Dr Sheila Rodgers is visiting the University of Wollongong, Australia to give a guest lecture on dementia and interactive music activities on November 8th 2017.

New report from Exchange Fellow Agnes Houston

Exchange Fellow Agnes Houston travelled to Ireland and Canada to explore dementia and sensory issues.

Leith Labs Explorathon 2017

On Friday 29th September 2017 a group of researchers from E-Cred took part in the Leith Labs Explorathon 2017 in the Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre in Leith.

Report from the project of the Scottish Universities Insight Institute

The 'New Dementia': Widening Choices for our Future Support.

Blog and animation from Dr Julie Watson

Dr Julie Watson's blog and animation on person-centred cultures in dementia care.

ECRED welcomes Dr Tetsuro Ishihara as a visiting Fellow

Dr Ishihara joins us from Japan where he is a neurologist with Dementia specialism.

ECRED welcomes Prof Mary Marshall to an honorary chair position

ECRED is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Professor Mary Marshall to the position of Honorary Chair. We look forward to collaborating with her.

Blog from Agnes Houston

Agnes’ blog on living with dementia and the challenges this can pose.

Enhancing social connectivity through film

Care home as cinematic community: enhancing social connectivity through film (seminar)

ECRED members co-editors of book

Professor Charlotte Clarke and Dr Sarah Rhynas are two of the editors in this book of which several chapters concern dementia.

Two new resources launched: produced by, with and for people living with dementia in the UK

Our Dementia, Our Rights' and 'Making an Impact Together' are two new resources which are available from November.

Sharing research findings - from the care home to the corridors of power

Blog written by Julie Watson, Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia at the University of Edinburgh:

Living with Dementia Event

ECRED (Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia) held a three day event as part of the Festival of Social Sciences in the second week of November.

Visit to the Japanese Dementia Working Group - June 2016.

Professor Heather Wilkinson visited Tokyo to meet with the Japanese Dementia Working Group.

Japanese Working Group visit

The Japanese Dementia Working Group attended a seminar organised by ECRED in September. James McKillop’s talk was filmed for Japanese TV and after the seminar Professor Heather Wilkinson was interviewed and filmed as well.

ESRC funding awarded for impact

The ESRC Impact grant provides funding for projects conducted with research user partners, aiming at generating benefits to society and the economy from research. The funding is provided through the Impact Accelerator Account awarded to the University of Edinburgh. We are delighted to have been awarded one of these grants in the latest round.

HammondCare's Music Engagement Project

HammondCare’s Music Engagement Project aims to empower residents living with dementia through the experience of music. For more information see:

UNSW students

Musical Instruments for people living with Dementia