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Hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have longer stays and worse treatment outcomes than people without the condition, research led by the University of Stirling has found. The research is the first large population-based study to prove that people with confusion caused by dementia or delirium, have…
The University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) has announced the development of a ground-breaking new app to help improve workplaces, public buildings and homes for people living with dementia. Working in collaboration with construction experts Space Group, the team is creating the first app of its kind in…
Researchers undertaking Scotland’s first long-term study of the health, economic and social circumstances of people aged 50-plus are now seeking insight from individuals across Scotland. Experts from the University of Stirling-led Healthy Ageing In Scotland (HAGIS) pilot study are now contacting 50-plus residents to take part in the vital survey.…
A child welfare expert accused of falsely claiming to be a doctor is facing a four-day disciplinary hearing at the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in Dundee. Susan Stewart, 46, who ran Scotland's Child and Family Assessment Centre, is accused of falsely claiming to have a PhD in psychology from…
A new social enterprise, Creating Conversations, is launching an innovative activity kit at the University of Stirling to encourage creative activities among people living with dementia. The toolkit, developed by Artlink Central, a charity that offers artist-led participatory programmes to support people from disadvantaged groups, is an artist-designed group activity…
Findings and recommendations released in a new report by University of Stirling criminologists, Professor Gill McIvor and Dr Hannah Graham, indicate support among criminal justice practitioners for key changes to the use of electronic monitoring tagging in Scotland. Their study sought the views of criminal justice social workers, Scottish Prison…
The University of Stirling’s new Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection and leading children's charity Aberlour have signed a collaboration agreement. Building on a strong existing partnership they have committed to work closely together on projects that help develop research, education, training and student volunteering to promote the wellbeing and…
A drug being used to treat alcohol problems in the UK was licensed for use despite insufficient evidence to prove its effectiveness, new research led by the University of Stirling has found. The drug nalmefene, marketed as Selincro®, was approved in Europe in February 2013 and was subsequently recommended by…
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