Celebrating Impact Prize: what success looks like

by Heidi Hinder

This week I’ve been looking back at comments from the judging panels in previous rounds of ESRC’s Celebrating Impact Prize to see what the most successful applications share in common. There are a few common themes, each of which answers a different question. I’m hoping capturing and sharing these will provide useful food for thought to those applying to the 2020 Celebrating Impact Prize and to those who are not yet in a position to apply, but are gathering evidence for applying at some stage in the future. Continue reading

Building a better life with dementia

by Elyse Couch

Anne’s body was tilting further and further forwards. I could see her nose getting closer to the stage in front of her, and I wasn’t the only one who had noticed. Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, who were on stage talking about Richard’s new book, were eyeing her nervously. Eventually, I realised that Anne was sound asleep. I jumped out of my seat at the side of the room and gently pushed her sleeping body upright in her chair. The talk carried on and Anne continued to sleep.

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Young-onset dementia care is inadequate – but how can we improve it?

by Clarissa Giebel

Young-onset dementia (YOD) affects approximately 40,000 people in the UK alone. If someone has a diagnosis of dementia, and is below 65 years of age, they are diagnosed with YOD. But that doesn’t mean it only happens to people in their 60s. There are people diagnosed with YOD at all ages, including in their 40s, 30s and even 20s in extreme cases.

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