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One in six people over 80 in the UK has dementia. Depression is the predominant mental health condition worldwide, in 2014 almost 20% of people in the uk over 16 showed symptoms of anxiety and depression. Join us as we learn about cutting edge treatments for depression and how we can help support those with dementia and their carers.
Why do sudden improvements happen in psychological therapies for depression?
Asha Ladwa (PhD Researcher)
Rapid improvements in depression symptoms have been found in a range of psychological treatments. One type, known as a sudden gain, is a rapid improvement in depression symptoms between two sessions of therapy. Individuals who experience these sudden gains early in treatment enjoy better outcomes at the end of treatment and up to 18 months after treatment has ended. However, little is known as why these improvements happen. This talk will discuss the client and therapist processes around sudden gains and what this means for outcome in two therapies for depression.
Going to the museum together: how museums can support people with dementia and carers
Debbie Kinsey (PhD Studen)
Dementia can lead to a shrinking social world for both the person with dementia and the person who cares for them. How are museums helping to open up that world and give people with dementia and carers a break at the same time? What can museum programmes teach us about how we support people in other settings like the NHS?
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