Welcome to dementia research at the University of Hull!
At Hull we have a longstanding applied dementia care research programme. This programme has received significant external funding over two decades for health and care research across the trajectory of dementia. We have conducted collaborative research studies with UK Universities (e.g. KCL, UCL, UEA, Bangor Wales, Nottingham, Bradford, and York), several NHS and Social Care organisations, NGOs and an influential multidisciplinary dementia care research group INTERDEM founded in Hull in 1999, now spanning 23 countries in Europe, Australia and the US www.interdem.org.
Our home is within the Faculty of Health Sciences at Hull, set within the multidisciplinary research group SPARC (Social and Psychological Research in Long Term Conditions).
Our focus is the translation of innovation and research into practice and support of people with dementia, families, staff and their communities.
We want to develop practical, personalised programmes that people with dementia, their families and health and social care staff can use to help maintain dignity and well-being. Additionally we want to work alongside people with dementia and their families in finding support that really works to resolve the personal challenges they face in their everyday lives.
News Release 6th October 2020
£1.2 million in government funding has been awarded to help researchers develop an innovative online program to improve and personalize care for people with dementia in care homes, which were hard-hit by the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to read more.
Publication of the month!
We are pleased to share that our paper has been chosen as 'article of the month' (February 2021) by the INTERDEM committee: Wolverson et al. (2021) The language of behaviour changes in dementia: A mixed methods survey exploring the perspectives of people with dementia. The article was published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing and you may access the article by clicking on the following link: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14787
Alternatively if you would like to read a one-page summary of our findings rather than the full article, please click here.
Second INTERDEM Book now out!