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What are families’ experiences of acting as a consultee or representative for someone who lacks capacity to consent for research?

Feb 27, 2018 by Andrea Fisher

People may be unable to make their own decision about whether to take part in a research study due to impaired mental capacity. Therefore, family and friends may be involved in the decision making on their behalf, which can be challenging.

The DECISION Study is a qualitative interview study to explore family members’ experiences of acting as a research consultee or legal representative for someone who lacks capacity to consent for research; and the research team are looking for people to take part. The study is open to all those in England and Wales who have decided about whether a family member who lacks capacity to consent should or should not take part in a research study in the last 18 months.

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Being involved in research has helped a care home learn more about the needs of its residents

Feb 09, 2018 by Clinical Research Network - West Midlands

Kath Barcroft, the Manager of Hill Top Care Home in Stoke on Trent, is a convert to the benefits of taking part in clinical research.

'Most people wouldn’t think that we could be doing research in a care home, but we have been doing it now for a couple of years and I would really recommend other care homes to get involved. It has really been a worthwhile experience - we have learnt so much about the needs of our patients and it helps to involve our residents’ families in their care as well as helping us to engage with them'.

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It’s Not Just Hospitals – the variety of settings where clinical research can take place (Part 2 – Care Homes)

Feb 08, 2018 by Sandra Prew

Hear from Sandra Prew, ENRICH lead in the West Midlands, as she explores overcoming the challenges of conducting research in Care Homes, such as having a shared vision between care homes and researchers of improving residents’ lives.

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Chatting to care home residents about their interests boosts their quality of life, according to trial

Feb 07, 2018 by Adam Smith

Just one hour a week of social interaction helps dementia patients

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Alzheimer Europe publishes a comparative report on care standards for residential care facilities in Europe

Feb 05, 2018 by Adam Smith

Alzheimer Europe (AE) has today released two new publications: A comparative report on “Standards for residential care facilities in Europe” and a discussion paper called “Dementia as a disability? Implications for ethics, policy and practice”.

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Health research needs you! We are looking for members of the public to join advisory panels

Jan 31, 2018 by Adam Smith

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