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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The thing with maps…

Dementia friendly communities blog post 01/07/2017   The thing with maps… By Professor Tony Arthur What is it with maps? There is nothing as powerful as a map to demonstrate at a glance how social, demographic, health, and political factors are distributed within and between different regions of the country. In […]

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Would you share or would you listen? A blog by Dr Mila Petrova

Would you share or would you listen? Dr Mila Petrova, mp686@medschl.cam.ac.uk I felt ashamed at my ignorance. First meeting with my new bosses on a project on an end of life care register, 9 years of health research experience, 5 of them on the UK health services. And I don’t […]

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Dementia Friendliness and Age Friendliness

Dementia friendly communities blog post 01/06/2017 Dementia Friendliness and Age Friendliness   by Dr Stefanie Buckner Earlier DemCom blogs have focused on what Dementia Friendly Communities are, and on measuring their impact. This post looks at dementia friendliness in relation to age-friendliness. Both are approaches that have been adopted in […]

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