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Archive for January, 2014

PenCLAHRC Theme Lead named as one of UK's 100 leading practising scientists

Posted on January 17th 2014
in PenCLAHRC people

PenCLAHRC Theme Lead named as one of UK's 100 leading practising scientists

A PenCLAHRC research Theme Lead has been named as one of the UK's 100 leading practising scientists by the Science Council. Professor Charles Abraham, Professor of Psychology Applied to Health at the University of Exeter Medical School and lead for the new PenCLAHRC Healthy People, Healthy Environments research theme, was named in the 'Teacher Scientist' category and has been recognised for his "instrumental contribution and leadership in promoting the profession of health psychology in the UK through developing the training routes toward Chartered status". The list was put together by the Science Council to draw attention to the important contribution...

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Music at mealtimes may benefit those in residential care homes

Posted on January 9th 2014
in Project update

Elderly couple eating

Two systematic reviews undertaken by PenCLAHRC researchers have found that playing music at mealtimes in residential nursing homes is among a range of measures which could result in improved food intake among the elderly and better mealtime behaviour in those with dementia. A thorough analysis of research  has identified that introducing changes such as music, wider menu choices or a more pleasant eating environment could also reduce the risk and incidences of malnutrition.

The first systematic review, published in Ageing Research Review, investigated 37 papers on issues relating to the elderly living in residential care. It categorised five types of mealtime...

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