Tom Dening

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Tom Dening (born August 1956) is professor of dementia research at the University of Nottingham. [1] [2] Dening qualified in Medicine at Newcastle University in 1980. [3] [4] He is the co-author of the Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry , a standard textbook in that area.


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  2. "Professor Tom Dening - The University of Nottingham". Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  3. "Professor Tom Dening - Dementia theme lead - MindTech". Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  4. "eInterview with Dr Tom Dening". Retrieved 8 June 2017.