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More than £500,000 to fund dementia research at Exeter

Posted on May 28th 2015
in PenCLAHRC people, Research Funding

More than £500,000 to fund dementia research at Exeter

More than half a million pounds of new cutting-edge research which aims to advance us towards a dementia cure and improve dementia care has been awarded to the University of Exeter Medical School by Alzheimer’s Society.

In the UK alone, more than 850,000 people live with dementia, and the figure is expected to rise to more than 1 million by 2021 if no action is taken. Currently, dementia costs the UK economy £26.3 billion each year, on top of the emotional burden on families and carers.

Now, a series of awards from Alzheimer’s Society to health researchers will help us to better...

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PenCHORD Showcase Event in Cornwall, June 2015

Posted on May 21st 2015
in Training

PenCHORD Showcase Event in Cornwall, June 2015
How do changes to the way we deliver care come about? An opportunity to meet the research teams who model, simulate and analyse care delivery practices to bring about changes that are beneficial to us as practitioners and to our patients

PenCHORD Showcase Event, 2nd June 2015, 9.00am to 1.00pm

Training: “Modelling in Health and Social Care”

2nd June 2015, 1.00pm to 4.30pm

3rd June 2015, 9.00am to 4.30pm

All events to be held at The Knowledge Spa, Truro

The way in which we deliver care to patients develops over time, to encapsulate new technologies, new care techniques, changes in infrastructure and...

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Mindfulness-based therapy could offer an alternative to antidepressants for preventing depression relapse

Posted on May 7th 2015
in PenCLAHRC people

Mindfulness-based therapy could offer an alternative to antidepressants for preventing depression relapse

Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (supported by PenCLAHRC) are part of a team led by the University of Oxford, who have carried out new research that suggests mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) could provide an alternative non-drug treatment for people who do not wish to continue long-term antidepressant treatment.

The results come from the first ever large study to compare MBCT – structured training for the mind and body which aims to change the way people think and feel about their experiences – with maintenance antidepressant medication for reducing the risk of relapse in depression. 

The study aimed...

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