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  • Getting back to life after stroke: coaching individuals who have experienced a stroke to rebuild a meaningful life

    Authors: Masterson-Algar, P., Williams, S., Burton, C. R., Arthur, C. A., Hoare, Z., Morrison, V., Radford, K., Seddon, D., & Elghenzai, S. (2020).

    Stroke is the third most common cause of disability in the UK and the consequences for individuals who have a stroke and their families are complex, impacting on social and physical aspects of life. It has been suggested after stroke individuals benefit from engaging in physical, social and leisure activities, however individuals find it difficult to maintain this long-term which leads to a higher risk of depression and a reduced quality of life.

  • When One Health Meets the United Nations Ocean Decade: Global Agendas as a Pathway to Promote Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research on Human-Nature Relationships

    Authors: Patricia Masterson-Algar, Gill Windle and others

    Strong evidence shows that exposure and engagement with the natural world not only improve human wellbeing but can also help promote environmentally friendly behaviors.

  • ‘No one was clapping for us’: care, social justice and family carer wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic in Wales

    Authors: Cheshire-Allen, Maria; Calder, Gideon

    The inequalities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic have had particular implications for the wellbeing of family carers.

  • UK Ageing index: benchmarking the situation of older people in Wales

    Authors: Dr Martin Hyde, Dr Elizabeth Evans, Dr Richard Summers

    In order to measure progress towards developing policies and programs that will improve the quality of life and wellbeing of current and future generations of older people in Wales, it is necessary for decisionmakers, in both the public and private sectors, to have access to a framework that monitors wellbeing in a multidimensional way. As such, it is vital to use a measure that captures the complexity of the nature of ageing and later life.

  • People with cognitive impairment are missing out on sight and dental checks

    Authors: C A MacLeod

    People with memory loss, confusion or difficulty concentrating (cognitive impairment) are far less likely than others to visit a dentist or have their eyesight checked, according to new research. It suggests they need more support to access preventive health services.

  • There’s nothing pedestrian about being a pedestrian: Designing spaces to encourage walking in later life

    Authors: Musselwhite, C

    Every single journey begins as a pedestrian wrote Charles Musselwhite in his book on designing public spaces for an ageing population.

  • Improving Older People’s Lives Through Digital Technology and Practices

    Authors: H Marston and C Musselwhite

    Based on the published work in the Aging and Technology special issue, technology can improve cognitive performance, physical and mental health and simply improve people’s lives. There remain some ensuring barriers to use, including psychological issues of motivation, attitudes, privacy and trust and social issues involving learning to use the technology. It is recommended that more research involving older people as co-developers co-producing technology with academics from different disciplines is needed in addressing these barriers.

  • We’re happy as we are”: the experience of living with undiagnosed dementia and of psychosocial barriers to seeking a dementia diagnosis

    Authors: Josie Henley, Alexandra Hillman, Ian Rees Jones, Bob Woods, Catherine Anne MacLeod, Claire Pentecost and Linda Clare

    It is estimated that a third of people in the United Kingdom with signs of dementia are living without a formal diagnosis. In Wales, the proportion is nearly half. Some explanations for the gap between prevalence of dementia and number of diagnoses include living with a long-term partner/spouse and systemic barriers to diagnosis.

  • Common variants in Alzheimer’s disease and risk stratification by polygenic risk scores

    Authors: Itziar de Rojas, Sonia Moreno-Grau, …Agustín Ruiz et al

    Genetic discoveries of Alzheimer’s disease are the drivers of our understanding, and together with polygenetic risk stratification can contribute towards planning of feasible and efficient preventive and curative clinical trials.

  • New insights on the genetic etiology of Alzheimer’s and related dementia

    Authors: Principal Investigators: R.T Woods, L.Clare, G.Windle, V. Burholt, J. Philips, C. Brayne, C. McCracken, K. Bennett, F. Matthews

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a severe and incurable neurodegenerative disease, and the failure to find effective treatments suggests that the underlying pathology remains poorly understood. Due to its strong heritability, deciphering the genetic landscape of AD and related dementia (ADD) is a unique opportunity to advance our knowledge.