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Elderly

Involving people with dementia in research

While the ongoing Dementia Awareness Week is highlighting the challenges of the condition, new participants are signing up to a major ESRC-funded dementia research project.

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Dealing with disability in developing countries

The ESRC-funded research project Social Protection and Disability: Policy Lessons from Vietnam is looking at how people with disabilities are supported through social protection programmes.

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Caring for cancer patients

The NCRI Supportive and Palliative Care research initiative has had an impact across several areas – including new clinical guidelines into practice, new assessment tools for practice and research, more patient involvement and increased research interest.

Elderly

A better life with dementia

People with dementia can still make decisions in their everyday lives, and with support from partners can continue to do so as their condition advances, research from the ESRC suggests.

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Female surgeons: cutting the gender gap

Despite more women than men studying at UK medical schools, women are far less likely than male colleagues to pursue a career in surgery. ESRC-funded researchers have partnered with RCS and surgical society Scalpel to encourage women to become surgeons.

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More drugs dispensed in care homes

The dispensing of mood-altering drugs to older people in Northern Ireland increase after they move into care homes, according to research at the Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland, co-funded by the ESRC.

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