Alzheimer's Society is running a workshop entitled ‘Moving research into practice: Advanced dementia and end of life’ on Wednesday 23 January in London (Location tbc). The event will run from 10am to 3pm. The aim of the event is to bring together people affected by dementia, researchers, health and social care providers and policy makers to discuss solutions to improving the experiences of those living with advanced dementia or at end of life, including family carers.
Written by Lakshini Mendis on Friday December 7, 2018
carehome, event, dementia, research
A new call for applications for the Teaching Care Homes Programme was announced last week. This programme is a partnership between Care England, Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS) and the Burdett Trust for Nursing.
Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network (CHAIN) is an online mutual support network for people working in health and social care. It gives people a simple and informal way of contacting each other to exchange ideas and share knowledge.
The aim of the CHAIN dementia sub-group, of which Alzheimer's Society is the stake-holder, is to enable those with an interest in dementia care and research to connect and share knowledge and expertise.
Written by Lakshini Mendis on Wednesday September 5, 2018
dementia, carehome, alzheimers
In this blog post, Emma Randle, who is the Clinical Studies Officer (CSO) at The National Centre for Mental Health, The Barberry, Birmingham, reflects on the MEDREV study, which was led by Dr Ian Maidment, a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy at Aston University. The study tested the feasibility of staff training (for care home staff and GPs) and medication review (by specialist pharmacists) to limit inappropriate prescribing of psychotropics for Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) in people with dementia in care homes.
Written by Emma Randle, Clinical Studies Officer (CSO) at The National Centre for Mental Health, The Barberry, Birmingham on Monday June 4, 2018
My Research Project -
The Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester is looking for people in care home settings working with people with dementia, who have experience or interest in “Namaste Care” - a care approach for people living with advanced dementia in long term care settings. The Association would like volunteers to take part in a short online survey as part of a research project funded by the Alzheimer’s Society. This is to gather information about how "Namaste Care" is currently practiced in the UK.
Recent activity in the research field affecting the care home environment includes prioritising research, a study investigating if probiotics can reduce infections and looking at the issue of consent for research involving people lacking mental capacity.