Interdisciplinary research into dementia: a personal view

Written by Frank Gunn-Moore (University of St Andrews, UK)

As a researcher for the last 25 years, I have seen the coming and goings of a range of approaches to research into dementia and science in general. Currently, the in-vogue approach, as seen in the review of many grants and publications, is described in the terms of either ‘interdisciplinary’ or ’multidisciplinary’, which have become the favorite adjectives of recent times. Of course these terms imply that the author has broadened their approach in tackling a particular problem, or there is an attempt to bring in new individuals and therefore new skills to tackle a problem. This is on the...

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