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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.

In order to fully understand the experiences of people living in care homes, a Lay Advisory Group was set up to advise the research team. This included people with first-hand experience of dementia, such as someone living with dementia, a relative of someone living with dementia, or someone working in the care sector.

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


Care Homes research – a recipe for success?

We have all heard the old adages ‘Never work with children or animals’ or ‘mad dogs and Englishmen’ and I think that sometimes research in care homes and with people with dementia are often perceived similarly by fellow academics; just too difficult to do and only undertaken by the foolhardy. 

Written by Claire Surr, Professor of Dementia Studies, Leeds Beckett University on Wednesday May 25, 2016
Category: Delivering Care Home Research - Tags: claire, surr, bradford, leeds, carehome, research, epic