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UK Care Home Audit on Sexuality and Intimacy Training and Policy: care home managers' responses needed

Sep 28, 2017 by Dr Laura Brown

We have been speaking to care home staff about some of the challenges they face in relation to the sexuality and intimacy needs and behaviour of their residents. For instance, they have described being unsure how to respond if residents begin new relationships when they have reduced mental capacity, or when their family don’t approve. They have also told us how difficult it can be to talk to residents about their sexuality, intimacy, and relationship needs, and how they would like more knowledge and skills to help them better support their residents.

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Improving quality of life for people with dementia living in care homes

Sep 22, 2017 by NIHR

Professor Katherine Froggatt is Chief Investigator on the Namaste Trial, an NIHR funded study into improving care for people living with dementia. She explains what the trial involves and the different stages on the research pathway:

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A National Survey for People with Young Onset Dementia

Sep 12, 2017 by Adam Smith

Research Study - The Angela Project: Improving diagnosis and post-diagnostic support for younger people with dementia, families and supporters.

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Nurse researchers to try and identify ‘optimal’ staffing level for care home quality

Aug 03, 2017 by Nursing Times

Nurse academics are embarking on what is believed to be the first major UK study to look at the relationship between staffing and the quality of care in residential and nursing homes.

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It is Time for the NHS to See Care Homes as Partners Not Problems

Jul 20, 2017 by Adam Smith

A new three year study by Professor Claire Goodman at University of Hertfordshire identifies how the NHS and care homes can work better together to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare to the half million people in residential care.

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Care UK partners with Worcester University research unit to develop dementia care

Jul 20, 2017 by Adam Smith

Care UK has selected the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester as its new partner to help it invest further in its provision of care for people living with dementia.

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