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.
There are currently approximately 400,000 care home residents in the UK. The complexity and challenges of providing healthcare to care home residents are distinctly different from other care contexts, since complex interventions, such as exercise for falls prevention, and quality improvement methods that work in other health institutional settings, might not always be transferable to a care home setting. Thus, the care sector requires data to understand the health requirements of their residents and the services that enable them to live and die well.