ENRICHEnabling Research in Care Homes
New research aims to provide clinicians with a more structured way of managing their patients’ medicines
Some older may struggle to manage multiple medications at home. This can be upsetting and potentially dangerous. The MEMORABLE study, led by Dr Ian Maidment of Aston University, provides new insights to help manage this issue.
The British Society of Gerontology are pleased to announce that their free online symposium (originally scheduled to be part of the British Society of Gerontology’s conference in Bristol) will now run through Zoom from 9am-11am on Thursday 2nd July.
An exciting opportunity for a health professional with a Masters Degree (or equivalent) to apply for and undertake a fully funded PhD to support people with dementia living in care homes to drink well, preventing dehydration and the ill health associated with it.
New UCL resource – Guidance for Managers and Decision Makers in Supporting Care Home Workers during COVID-19
The guidance has been produced by the COVID trauma response working group at UCL. The document is based on a rapid synthesis of published research, expert clinical opinion and the experiences of care home managers and staff. This guidance is intended for managers and decision makers involved in supporting staff working in care home settings.
Alison Taylor RN – Digital Transformation Manager and Dr Matt Houghton, GP and Digital Clinical Champion, are delivering a webinar looking at digital transformation work going on in care homes.
NIHR SSCR’s Webinar Series showcases the School’s commissioned research. This third webinar includes two presentations focusing on loneliness.
A new leaflet features five simple tips, developed using the latest robust research and with the input of people affected by dementia. The leaflet is part-funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), in a project led by the University of Exeter and the NIHR Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit, with partners including Alzheimer’s Society, Manchester University, Bradford University, Brunel University London and the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South-West Peninsula (PenARC).
A recent blog written by Dr Jennie Burton, Professor Claire Goodman and Dr Terry Quinn published on the LTC responses to COVID-19 website discusses the difficulties faced in developing a coordinated response to Covid-19 for UK care homes.
An editorial featured in Age and Ageing explains how delirium is a missing piece in the COVID-19 pandemic puzzle. “The current assessment for COVID-19 does not routinely include delirium or mental status changes in older adults”. See the link for the full editorial.
The University of Oxford are running a UK Government funded study to find treatments for COVID-19. They are currently looking to engage with the care home sector to share information and support residents to take part in the study.