Enrich Blog

Giving care homes the opportunity to be involved in research

By Danielle Wilson, Interim Clinical Research Domain Lead, Cognitive Impairment and Dementia, Clinical Trials Facility Manager – West London Mental Health Trust on Sep 19, 2016

I first dipped my toe into the world of research almost 10 years ago when conducting a randomised control trial investigating infection control in care homes. We were specifically looking at MRSA infection rates in care homes, when MRSA was an extremely hot topic in the media.


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The importance of research into Care Homes

By Wendy Mitchell, Join Dementia Research Champion on Jul 29, 2016

When people think of research they often think of clinical trials and scientists in white coats in laboratories, but social and technological research is equally important. Research into the best ways to care for people is paramount as current standards often fall short of the ideal. This is often due to, in the past, low pay and low public esteem as to the work that goes on in care homes.


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End of life care for people with dementia

By Professor Steve Iliffe, Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London on Jun 25, 2016

There has been an increase in research of dementia end-of-life care in recent years, in this blog Professor Iliffe looks at the progress being made.


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Care Homes research – a recipe for success?

By Claire Surr, Professor of Dementia Studies, Leeds Beckett University on May 25, 2016

We have all heard the old adages ‘Never work with children or animals’ or ‘mad dogs and Englishmen’ and I think that sometimes research in care homes and with people with dementia are often perceived similarly by fellow academics; just too difficult to do and only undertaken by the foolhardy. 


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Changed perspective

By Phil Tinkler on Apr 26, 2016

Working in care home research for the past five years has meant visiting a lot of homes. 


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