Overview for carehomeresearch

Barriers and facilitators to implementing Dementia Care Mapping™

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.

Written by Lakshini Mendis on Tuesday February 12, 2019
Tags: research, results, leeds, carehomeresearch, dementia

‘Moving research into practice: Advanced dementia and end of life’ workshop

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 malayka.rahman@alzheimers.org.uk.

Written by Lakshini Mendis on Monday January 14, 2019
Tags: alzheimers, carehomeresearch, dementia, workshop

‘My Nature’: A Training Toolkit for Care Home Staff

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
Category: My Research Project - Tags: carehomeresearch, nihr