The EPIC trial is a large multi-centre trial led by Professor Claire Surr at Leeds Beckett University that aimed to gain definitive evidence about the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of Dementia Care Mapping™ (DCM™) in reducing distressing behaviours such as agitation in care home residents. New results from the study outlines the barriers and facilitators to implementing DCM™ in care homes. These results are now available and free to access online.
Alzheimer’s Society is running a workshop on the topic of ‘Moving research into practice: Advanced dementia and end of life care. This will take place on Wednesday 23 January in London (venue tbc). The Society would like to allocate up to two places to contacts working in the care home sector. If you are interested and available to participate in this event, please contact Malayka Rahman-Amin, Research Translation Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the University of Kent will be delivering a two-day course on using the Mixed Methods Care Home version of Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) on the 16th and 17th of January 2019.
Written by Lakshini Mendis on Wednesday December 12, 2018
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The Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST) research study is currently open and recruiting participants (people living with dementia and their carers).
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.
We are passionate about the natural environment and believe that nature is good for the health and wellbeing of older people living in care homes. For over 20 years, Sensory Trust has been developing a range of projects promoting sensory approaches to the natural environment in the belief that it brings social, health and wellbeing benefits. Four years ago, we collaborated on a project to synthesise qualitative evidence (words) on how older people (including those with dementia) describe their sensory engagement with the outside world.
Written by Noreen Orr, Research Fellow, NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC), University of Exeter, Wendy Brewin, Creative Spaces Project Manager, Sensory Trust, and Ruth Garside, Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter Medical School on Friday October 19, 2018
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