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The Dementia Care Mapping (DCM™) Enhancing Person-centred care in Care Homes (EPIC) clinical trial aimed to understand whether DCM™ reduced behaviours that are often associated with agitation for people living with dementia in care homes.
In order to fully understand the experiences of people living in care homes, a Lay Advisory Group was set up to advise the research team. This included people with first-hand experience of dementia, such as someone living with dementia, a relative of someone living with dementia, or someone working in the care sector.
Written by Alys Griffiths, Research Fellow, Leeds Beckett University on Wednesday June 27, 2018
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In this blog post, Emma Randle, who is the Clinical Studies Officer (CSO) at The National Centre for Mental Health, The Barberry, Birmingham, reflects on the MEDREV study, which was led by Dr Ian Maidment, a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy at Aston University. The study tested the feasibility of staff training (for care home staff and GPs) and medication review (by specialist pharmacists) to limit inappropriate prescribing of psychotropics for Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) in people with dementia in care homes.
Written by Emma Randle, Clinical Studies Officer (CSO) at The National Centre for Mental Health, The Barberry, Birmingham on Monday June 4, 2018
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It is estimated that over half of older people living in care homes have some form of sight loss. Research shows that people with sight loss are at greater risk of social isolation and loneliness than their sighted peers. Admission to residential care has also been found to be correlated with isolation and loneliness in older people. However, evidence to support delivery of good practice in preventing, recognising, and addressing isolation and loneliness for people with sight loss in care homes is limited.
Written by Adam Gordon, Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine of Older People – University of Nottingham on Friday July 14, 2017
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Advancing Care provides an overview of recent NIHR research on improving the health and care of care home residents. It highlights current research taking place now and explores new approaches being developed in this important area.
Managing Agitation and Raising QUality of lifE in dementia (MARQUE) is a research study led by Professor Gill Livingston at University College London, with support from colleagues from across the UK, the study aims to increase knowledge about dementia, agitation and personhood.
There are several streams to the MARQUE project, which you can find out about by clicking here.