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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

Neighbourhood and Dementia Study Autumn Update

3 October 2017

Back in July, MICRA reported a news story on the ESRC/NIHR funded Neighbourhoods and Dementia Study, which is led by an interdisciplinary group of medical, social gerontolo-gists, geriatrician and social statisticians. We highlighted some of the Work Programmes reported in their Summer newsletter.

The Autumn Newsletter is now available. View this for updates of their exciting Work Programmes. In their Work Programme 2 for example, English Longitudinal Study of Ageing MICRA’s Professor James Nazroo along with Professor Neil Pendleton and Dr Gindo Tambupolon have used their work to produce a map of dementia prevalence for England showing clear variation. From their initial analyses, the individual level risk factors seem to explain the area differences in dementia prevalence rather than local environmental features.

The Autumn Newsletter focuses its spotlight on Work Project 4 Neighbourhoods: Our People, Our Places (WP4) project which, has been awarded an initial 3-year funding by the Life Changes Trust. The project is in a phase of translating its research findings into community development projects, based on the principles of creating dementia friendly communities.

To read about these and the other exciting Work Projets in full, see the Autumn Newsletter.

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