Overview for dementia

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

Request for information: Models that support care providers being actively involved in research

In order to improve care for people living with dementia, Alzheimer’s Society is committed to funding care research, as well as supporting the translation of research into practice to help close the gap between the production and utilisation of knowledge.

Alzheimer's Society is currently scoping ideas for the launch of a funding call later this year, to explore different models for enabling enhanced care provider roles in research, in order to facilitate successful implementation.

Written by Lakshini Mendis on Monday July 30, 2018
Category: Setting up a study - Tags: alzheimers, carehomeresearch, dementia, funding

Incorporating Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) into Dementia Research: Alzheimer’s Society Research Network & the DCM™ EPIC trial

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.

Written by Alys Griffiths, Research Fellow, Leeds Beckett University on Wednesday June 27, 2018
Categories: My Research Project, Setting up a study - Tags: dementia, ppi, research, Leeds

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

Getting to the nub of the issue: Involving people who are living with dementia

Anna completed her undergraduate speech and language therapy degree at UCL, in 2002, before embarking on a career working in neurological conditions, such as dementia. In this blog post, she outlines how patient and public involvement has strengthened her PhD project.

Written by Anna Volkmer, Speech and Language Therapist/NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, University College London on Tuesday May 22, 2018
Category: Setting up a study - Tags: research, dementia, phd, ucl