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How does the media shape the way that the public thinks about the dementias?

This step explains a recent analysis that was carried out to analyse, assess and compare how different UK newspapers talk about the dementias.

This step explains a recent analysis that was carried out to analyse, assess and compare how a selection of different UK newspapers talk about the dementias.

Watch Dr Nicholas Firth discuss some of the trends that were identified as a result of this study, both in terms of terminology and themes.

What do you feel are the most common themes that newspapers report on when they write about dementia? Would you prefer to see them reporting using different angles? What would you find most useful to read about? Share your thoughts in the comments.

CREDITS Images and graphics courtesy of: * Nicholas Firth/ UCL.
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