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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CLAHRC EoE Showcase February 2019 – posters and presentations

On the 26th February 2019, we celebrated the impact of our applied health and social care research projects and partnerships across the east of England at our CLAHRC EoE Showcase in Peterborough. Chaired by our Director Professor Peter Jones, the event bought together researchers, health and social care professionals, patients and the […]

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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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When we say ‘dementia friendly’, what are we comparing it to?

Dementia friendly communities blog post 09/05/2017 When we say ‘dementia friendly’, what are we comparing it to?   By Christopher Skedgel The DEMCOM study is, in part, about understanding the impact of dementia friendly communities on the well-being of people with dementia and their carers. We expect that different forms […]

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ESRC Festival of Social Science short report

ESRC Festival of Social Science short report On 5th November 2016, A PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT EVENT “High-Tech Dementia: Transforming Care and Homes”, was held at the University of East Anglia’s Norwich Electronic Assistive Technology (NEAT) Suite as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) 14th Annual Festival of Social […]

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European Dementia Care Summer School

European Dementia Care Summer School In September CLAHRC East of England Research Capacity in Dementia Care Programme (RCDCP) joined forces with the University of Southampton Alzheimer’s Society Doctoral Training Centre to provide a European Summer School for 17 dementia care doctoral students. Hosted by the University of Linköping in Sweden, […]

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