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Adult mental health, Alzheimer's, Dementia

Exploring the link between football and dementia

Posted on 12 February 2018 by Jack Beaumont

I work on a project investigating Alzheimer’s disease at Cardiff University’s MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics. Although not directly related to the research project I am involved with, I am interested in the impact of concussion in sport and whether repeated blows to the head/concussions increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. It
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Adult mental health, Mental health and society

How can we better support people with a mental illness who come into contact with the Criminal Justice System?

Posted on 6 February 2018 by Matthew Pearce

A few months ago Hafal held a seminar looking at mental health and the Criminal Justice System. The subject is an important one for our clients: many people with a mental illness come into contact with the Criminal Justice System because of their illness. Often failure to identify them early on in the process can
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Adult mental health, Alzheimer's, Dementia

Investigating the role of brain tissue proteins in Alzheimer’s disease

Posted on 20 December 2017 by Dr Emma Kidd

Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER) provides a number of bursaries to its members. One of these is the Undergraduate Summer Student Bursary. This is available to CITER members to support undergraduate students’ research projects. These take place over a maximum of eight weeks during the summer. In 2017, CITER awarded six bursaries
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Adult mental health, anxiety, Depression

Social media and mental health

Posted on 13 December 2017 by Emma Williams

Social media has undoubtedly changed the way society and individuals communicate and share information. It is now an integral part of many people’s lives, especially amongst those aged 16-30 years. 25-year-old Daisy Ridley, who shot to fame as Rey in the latest Star Wars films, quit Instagram earlier this year. In a recent interview with Radio
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