After completing a BA and MA degree in Philosophy at the University of Port-Harcourt and University of Lagos in Nigeria respectively, Solomon relocated to the United Kingdom in 2007. Prior to pursuing a degree in mental health nursing in 2013, he worked in palliative care in the Derbyshire area in the UK. In 2016, he qualified as a registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) at the University of Derby. Having qualified, he worked in an Older Peoples Mental Health Service, which provided assessment and treatment/care for people diagnosed with dementia (organic) or presenting with memory difficulties and expressive behaviours. In 2017, Solomon secured a post as a lecturer in Mental Health at the University of Derby. He has recently concluded a postgraduate course in Inter-professional Practice Education at the University of Derby. His research and educational interests are in end of life care for people living with Dementia, psychosocial interventions in mental health nursing and preparation for clinical practice.
Liz Collier and Solomon Towuru summarise the recently updated Cochrane systematic review on reminiscence therapy for dementia, which includes evidence showing that reminiscence therapy may improve quality of life, cognition, communication and possibly mood in people with dementia in some circumstances, although all the benefits were small.[read the full story...]