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Social clubs fill gap in dementia support
May 6, 2016

Social clubs fill gap in dementia support

Community-based social groups could play a crucial role in empowering people with early-onset dementia, according to new UBC research.



Elderly women more likely to be overprescribed prescription drugs: UBC study

Nearly one in three B.C. women over age 65 received inappropriate prescription medicines in 2013, according to a UBC study. One in four men of the same age received similar prescriptions.

“Kill chain” war lawyers vs. Donald Trump

UBC PhD candidate Craig A. Jones has personally interviewed more than 50 military lawyers as part of his research on the function of law in modern warfare.

Childhood asthma research receives $2M to investigate genetic and environmental factors

Research into the impact of a child’s upbringing and social and physical environments on the development of asthma will receive $2 million to tackle the condition that affects as many as one in three Canadians.



Nepal’s rule-of-law politics demand global attention

Sara Shneiderman is assistant professor in Anthropology and the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia.



Gilles Lepine appointed Senior Athletics Director of UBC Athletics

UBC Athletics has announced that Gilles Lepine will take the helm as the Senior Athletics Director for the UBC Thunderbirds.



Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories

A provocative presentation of works that confront the colonialist suppression of First Nations peoples and the ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights.



How staying social helps people with early-onset dementia

UBC nursing professor Alison Phinney, studied an independently run program known as Paul’s Club, which offers social and recreational activities three days a week for those with early-onset dementia.
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