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
My Research Project, Setting up a study -
dementia, ppi, research, Leeds
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
Setting up a study -
research, dementia, phd, ucl
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.
Providing an update from the recemt Care Home Medicine conference.
Upon your arrival at a care home the last thing you want to see as a researcher is the care staff cowering away in the kitchen and the face drop of a visiting relative.
New research published in Nature Biotechnology shows that for the first time it may be possible to reprogramme cells inside the brain to reverse the symptoms of Parkinson's.