Anna completed her undergraduate speech and language therapy degree at UCL, in 2002, before embarking on a career working with adults who have had strokes, brain injuries, or have progressive neurological conditions, such as dementia. She became particularly passionate about working with people with language-led dementia (also called primary progressive aphasia) when working in Melbourne, Australia. She has written a book on assessment and management of language and cognition in progressive communication disorders. In this blog post, she outlines how patient and public involvement has strengthened her PhD project.
Written by Anna Volkmer, Speech and Language Therapist/NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, University College London on Tuesday May 22, 2018
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As a doctor researcher within UCL psychiatry, I am concerned with what works to help people with dementia and their families and to generate and help implement research which makes a difference to future dementia challenges.
Written by Professor Gill Livingston, University College London on Thursday August 3, 2017
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There has been an increase in research of dementia end-of-life care in recent years, in this blog Professor Iliffe looks at the progress being made.
Written by Professor Steve Iliffe, Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London on Saturday June 25, 2016
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Written by Adam Smith on Friday May 6, 2016
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"Alzheimer's drug may keep late-stage sufferers out of nursing homes," The Guardian reports. A study found people with Alzheimer's who continued to take a drug called donepezil were less likely to be admitted into care than people who stopped taking it.