The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Enabling Research in Care Homes (ENRICH) Programme has today launched the latest update to its highly regarded care home research toolkit. Since its launch in 2011 the toolkit has attracted over 35,000 users and this latest version updates guidance and includes new features such as a community blog, online training tool and information on funding opportunities. Support for care home research is also being boosted by the addition of Community Integrated Care, one of Britain’s largest social care charities, to the ENRICH Programme, and a new care home research funding call from the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (HS&DR).
Written by Adam Smith on Friday December 11, 2015
In the news -
Scientists have identified a genetic variation thought to delay the start of Alzheimer's disease, according to several media reports.
The news is based on a study of 71 descendants of the same ancestral family in northern Colombia, who have passed down a rare and severe form of Alzheimer's disease caused by a mutation in a single gene.
Dementia Explained has been developed by Alzheimer’s Research UK to help children and teenagers understand dementia, how it affects someone and how this could impact their lives. These simple explinations, and clear messages could also help carers and care home residents to explain to their grandchildren what is happening to them, it may also help others with Learning Difficulties living in care homes.
We care home managers are really keen to work with and develop research. So why don’t we?
Playing online games that challenge reasoning and memory skills – brain training - could have significant benefits for older people in their day to day lives.
This is according to a new study published today (3 November) in JAMDA.
"Alzheimer's drug may keep late-stage sufferers out of nursing homes," The Guardian reports. A study found people with Alzheimer's who continued to take a drug called donepezil were less likely to be admitted into care than people who stopped taking it.