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Posted by Mark Butler, on 31st July
DSDC is hosting a really exciting IdeasLab in October.  The idea behind the IdeasLab is simple.  We know that the best ideas about the future, those which will make a real difference to...
by Dr Tom Christie
Dementia is a condition which has only rarely been addressed throughout the history of computer gaming, and it is even more uncommon to witness it...
by Professor June Andrews
The suicide of Robin Williams, apparently triggered by fear of what disease in older age would do, is big news. It inevitably has wider consequences...
by Mark Butler
Six Billion Suns is a theatre piece form the Czech Teatro NoD company, currently running as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.  This is a rare,...
by Dr Tom Christie
Installation artwork is one of the most arresting and creatively vibrant of all the creative arts.  Supporting people who are affected by...
by Professor June Andrews
Dementia is a feminist issue.  Why would I say this? In the UK 61% of people with dementia are female. (Alzheimer’s Research Trust http://...
by Dr Tom Christie
Over the years we have heard many accounts of meaningful activity and its potential capacity to slow the progression of dementia symptoms. ...

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Dementia Awareness
Conference Park, Birmingham
Leadership and Management in Dementia Care: Aspiring to Excellence
DSDC, University of Stirling
Meaningful Activity for People with Dementia
DSDC, University of Stirling

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