Reflections on being involved in dementia research as a former carer. A blog by John Thurman

Reflections on being involved in dementia research as a former carer. A blog by John Thurman* During the day between attending a conference with members of the DEMCOM research team, and writing this blog, I visited my sister Catherine in her new care home. Her dementia is severe: she’s lost […]

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What do Dementia Friendly Communities (DFCs) offer people diagnosed with young onset dementia (YOD)? A blog by Dr Andrea Mayrhofer

What do Dementia Friendly Communities (DFCs) offer people diagnosed with young onset dementia (YOD)? A blog by Dr Andrea Mayrhofer When people are diagnosed with dementia under the age of 65 the condition is referred to as Young Onset Dementia (YOD). In the UK, approximately 5% of people living with dementia (n=42,500) […]

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The ‘Usual Suspects’ – Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in DEMCOM

The ‘Usual Suspects’ – Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in DEMCOM by Dr Elspeth Mathie “No matter how complicated the research, or how brilliant the researcher, patients and the public always offer unique invaluable insights. Their advice when designing, implementing and evaluating research invariably makes studies more effective, more credible […]

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What is research impact? A blog by Maris Vainre

What is research impact? A blog by Maris Vainre, CLAHRC EoE Impact Officer What is research impact? The answer depends on whom you ask – many organisations have their own definition of impact. As an example, see Research Councils UK’s (1) or Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (2) take […]

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Community engagement approaches for dementia – what motivates us?

Dementia friendly communities blog post 01/08/2017 Community engagement approaches for dementia – what motivates us? A blog by Dr Marina Buswell  We recently completed an evidence review of community engagement approaches to dementia for the Alzheimer’s Society. What struck me from the different responses to this work was how people liked […]

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What to look for when choosing a good care home

What to look for when choosing a good care home Blog by Claire Goodman.  This blog first appeared on The Conversation website. Although four out of five adult care homes in England evaluated in a recent report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) were found to provide good care, it is the shocking […]

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