Topics: Elderly care
Lessons to be learned – research captures harrowing testimonies from care staff on the impact of the pandemic
As the public inquiry into the UK’s response to Covid-19 continues, new research led by Northumbria University academics shines a light on the impact of moving patients from hospitals to care homes in England during the pandemic.
EXPERT COMMENT: How music heals us, even when it’s sad – by a neuroscientist leading a new study of musical therapy
In an article written for The Conversation*, Leigh Riby, Cognitive-Neuroscience Professor at Northumbria University discusses the recent breakthrough in neuroscientific research which suggests that music – both sad or happy – has therapeutic healing powers linked with emotional recognition and brain re-engagement.
Innovative care for older people project celebrates success
Northumbria University researchers are celebrating a key milestone in the development and delivery of an innovative new programme designed to improve care for older people.
Northumbria staff on frontline supporting the Covid vaccination roll-out
Nursing academics from Northumbria University have been delivering Covid-19 vaccinations to priority patients, as part of the University’s continued efforts to support the frontline response to the pandemic.
New museum resource supports health and social care professionals working with older people
Northumbria University and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) have joined forces to show health and social care professionals how TWAM’s museum resources and collections can support quality of life improvements for older people.
Study to examine the role of specialist nurses for people with Parkinson’s
Northumbria University researchers would like to hear from people with Parkinson’s and their families and carers, about their experiences of their Parkinson’s Nurse as part of a £100,000 study into the support for people with the condition. They are also looking to hear from specialist nurses to understand their knowledge on appropriate care and support for people with Parkinson’s.
Northumbria University academics seek over 65s for Healthy Ageing research
Researchers from Northumbria University are asking adults aged 65 or over to spare some time to help with their latest research into reducing loneliness in older people and improving function in everyday tasks.
£1.4m grant to assess how yoga benefits older people with multiple long-term health conditions
A major £1.4 million study investigating the benefits that yoga brings to older people with multiple long-term health conditions is about to begin at Northumbria University, Newcastle. It aims to determine both the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a specially-adapted yoga programme for older adults with multimorbidity.
BAFTA nomination for virtual reality game that helps dementia research
An innovative virtual reality game co-designed by an architect at Northumbria University which aims to help the fight against dementia has been shortlisted for a BAFTA award.