A blog by Sue Jones, PhD student on the NIHR research capacity in dementia care pilot programme (RCDCP)

Sue Jones, PhD student on the NIHR research capacity in dementia care pilot programme (RCDCP): The psycho-social needs of carers   This time last year I hadn’t considered doing a PhD, I was enjoying my clinical work as an Admiral Nurse and only found the CLAHRC PhD opportunity when idly scrolling […]

Research Training Fellowships: Ageing, rehabilitation and palliative care

Research Training Fellowships: Ageing, rehabilitation and palliative care Application closing date Friday 15 January 2016 The Dunhill Medical Trust has  announced the availability of up to four Research Training Fellowships to be awarded in Spring 2016. Applications are invited from talented clinicians and health or social care, professionals (including more senior staff) working in […]

Potential for primary prevention of Alzheimer’s

CLAHRC research into preventive potential of modifiable risk factors for dementia This research estimated the population-attributable risk of Alheimer’s worldwide for seven potentially modifiable risk factors that have consistent evidence of an association with the disease (diabetes, midlife hypertension, midlife obesity, physical inactivity, depression, smoking and low educational attainment). After […]

The Cancer Tablets study (CaTS)

Project title The Cancer Tablets study (CaTS) Background & Scientific Rationale: One quarter (28.8%) of UK deaths are from cancer: as the population ages, the incidence of cancer is increasing. Patient expectations of treatment are also rising. Current guidelines set out when to start treatment and in which patients, but […]

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Dying without dignity

Dying without dignity Investigations by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman into complaints about end of life care. This report details 12 cases that illustrate the complaints that have been received about end of life care. It’s 6 key themes are poor symptom control, poor communication, inadequate out of hours services, poor […]

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A systematic review of screening for dementia

CLAHRC East of England study of population screening for dementia Our findings suggest that screening for dementia raises complex issues around preference and choice for clinicians and the public; it is unclear what specific factors promote or reduce screening acceptance the most. Evidence suggests that population screening for dementia may not be acceptable […]

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Dementia priority setting partnership with the James Lind Alliance

This CLAHRC project was a major piece of work to inform the national/international dementia research agenda and was done as part of a collaboration with the Dementia Priority Setting Partnership. Publications: Download the CLAHRC bite of this piece of work. Kelly S et al. Dementia priority setting partnership with the James Lind Alliance: using […]

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