Overview for dementia

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


Antidepressants do not help treat depression in people living with dementia

Antidepressants do not reduce symptoms of depression in people with dementia compared with placebo according to a recently published Cochrane review. Participants were aged 75 years on average, with mild or moderate dementia. The quality of the included trials was mixed, with not enough information reported to fully assess the risk of bias, though the main result is reliable.

Written by Lakshini Mendis on Wednesday January 16, 2019
Tags: dementia, antidepressants

‘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

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

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
Tags: carehome, event, dementia, research