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Join the Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network (CHAIN) Dementia Sub-group

Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network (CHAIN)  is an online mutual support network for people working in health and social care. It gives people a simple and informal way of contacting each other to exchange ideas and share knowledge.

The aim of the CHAIN dementia sub-group, of which Alzheimer's Society is the stake-holder, is to enable those with an interest in dementia care and research to connect and share knowledge and expertise.

Written by Lakshini Mendis on Wednesday September 5, 2018
Category: Dementia - Tags: dementia, carehome, alzheimers

Improving the Management of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) in Care Homes

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
Category: My Research Project - Tags: carehome, dementia

Namaste Care Intervention UK: Delivering Excellent Care Every Day for People Living with Advanced Dementia

The Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester is looking for people in care home settings working with people with dementia, who have experience or interest in “Namaste Care” - a care approach for people living with advanced dementia in long term care settings. The Association would like volunteers to take part in a short online survey as part of a research project funded by the Alzheimer’s Society. This is to gather information about how "Namaste Care" is currently practiced in the UK. 

Written by on Tuesday December 6, 2016
Tags: carehome, carehomeresearch, dementia

Update on research

Recent activity in the research field affecting the care home environment includes prioritising research, a study investigating if probiotics can reduce infections and looking at the issue of consent for research involving people lacking mental capacity.

Written by Andrea Fisher on Wednesday November 23, 2016
Category: Delivering Care Home Research - Tags: carehome, carehomeresearch, research

Sharing research findings - from the care home to the corridors of power

When a researcher leaves a care home after gathering the information they need, this may be the end of the research for the staff and residents, but it is just the beginning of the next stage of the process for the researcher – analysing and sharing their findings.
 

Written by Julie Watson, Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia at the University of Edinburgh on Monday November 21, 2016
Category: Delivering Care Home Research - Tags: carehome, carehomeresearch, research