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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.

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

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

Funding to improve the participation and conduct of health services research in nursing and care homes

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.

Written by Lakshini Mendis on Friday April 27, 2018
Category: Funding - Tags: funding, carehomeresearch, nihr, research