Our Ageing & Dementia Research Centre (ADRC) at Bournemouth University (BU) brings together cross-faculty research expertise in areas of ageing and dementia. At a time when our population is living longer and often with long-term conditions including dementia, the centre’s research significantly impacts on theory, education and professional practice.

The aim of the ADRC is to use the team’s collective expertise to develop person-centred research which will improve the lives of people with dementia and their families. Their research falls under three broad categories – developing ageing & dementia friendly environments, nutrition & wellbeing and activity & social inclusion. Each topic builds on a wealth of research knowledge and projects already taking place at BU.

The ADRC is led by Dr Michele Board, supported by staff and students from the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science & Technology.

Read an article produced by an associate member of the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre: ‘Lockdown and dementia. For some, COVID-19 has created an isolated, confusing but calmer world.’

Read our blog post, ‘Care at home in the time of covid

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Listen to a podcast hosted by Dr Sophia Amenyah, which discusses the difficulties minority ethnic communities face with dementia - with challenges including diagnosis, treatment and support. People from the community share their thoughts on dementia, how it's connected to lifestyle, and ways to reach the community with prevention.

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ADRC research projects

Research themes

Our research significantly impacts on theory, education and professional practice and falls under three broad categories:

ADRC coffee mornings

We would like to invite you to join our exciting new ADRC informal coffee mornings to hear more and chat about our research. These will take place each month online (at least for the time being) as we thought it might be nice to engage with you about our research in a new way this year. We are keen to hear your thoughts about our research in these sessions and for you to feedback on study ideas (even develop new ideas) as well as progress and findings.

Each month we will be talking about a new area of research within Nutrition and Dementia. 

Sessions will last approximately 1 hour.

To find out more and to get involved, please email [email protected]

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