Volunteer delivered interventions for older people living in care homes: a mixed methods systematic review and stakeholder consultation

Project Title: Volunteer delivered interventions for older people living in care homes: a mixed methods systematic review and stakeholder consultation Type of Research: Mixed methods systematic review Background & Scientific Rationale: Humans are social animals: we need each other, we build communities. In a 2015 report, over a million older […]

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Health research project required advice or approval from 89 different people to get the green light, in case study of approvals process

Health research project required advice or approval from 89 different people to get the green light, in case study of approvals process Which health research projects involving humans are ethically justified, safe and legal? Who decides whether they should get the green light to proceed? In one case study, researchers […]

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Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for family carers of people with dementia

Project Title: Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for family carers of people with dementia Type of Research: Primary research Background & Scientific Rationale: The problem: Recent systematic reviews led by the lead researcher (1,2) demonstrated that the pooled prevalence of depression and anxiety in family carers of people with […]

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Unintended effects of medications for sleep disturbance in people with dementia

Project Title: Unintended effects of medications for sleep disturbance in people with dementia Type of Research: Secondary data analysis Background & Scientific Rationale: Poor sleep is common for people with dementia (PwD). It can lead to poor quality of life for them and their carers. Z-drugs (zolpidem, zopiclone and zaleplon) […]

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Dementias: New NICE guidelines recommend telling people about dementia research opportunities

Dementias: New NICE guidelines recommend telling people about dementia research opportunities All people with dementia should be provided with information on research studies they could participate in, according to new guidelines on best practice released by NICE. Professor John O’Brien, NIHR Specialty Lead for Dementia, was a member of the […]

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Dementia and people with learning disabilities: making reasonable adjustments

Dementia and people with learning disabilities: making reasonable adjustments This new report from Public Health England is on improving care for people with dementia and learning disabilities. It is the 17th in a series of reports looking at reasonable adjustments in a specific service area. The aim of these reports is […]

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