Overview for research

Barriers and facilitators to implementing Dementia Care Mapping™

The EPIC trial is a large multi-centre trial led by Professor Claire Surr at Leeds Beckett University that aimed to gain definitive evidence about the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of Dementia Care Mapping™ (DCM™) in reducing distressing behaviours such as agitation in care home residents. New results from the study outlines the barriers and facilitators to implementing DCM™ in care homes. These results are now available and free to access online.

Written by Lakshini Mendis on Tuesday February 12, 2019
Tags: research, results, leeds, carehomeresearch, dementia

Workshop - ‘Moving research into practice: Advanced dementia and end of life’

Alzheimer's Society is running a workshop entitled ‘Moving research into practice: Advanced dementia and end of life’ on Wednesday 23 January in London (Location tbc). The event will run from 10am to 3pm. The aim of the event is to bring together people affected by dementia, researchers, health and social care providers and policy makers to discuss solutions to improving the experiences of those living with advanced dementia or at end of life, including family carers. 

Written by Lakshini Mendis on Friday December 7, 2018
Tags: carehome, event, dementia, research



Incorporating Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) into Dementia Research: Alzheimer’s Society Research Network & the DCM™ EPIC trial

The Dementia Care Mapping (DCM™) Enhancing Person-centred care in Care Homes (EPIC) clinical trial aimed to understand whether DCM™ reduced behaviours that are often associated with agitation for people living with dementia in care homes.

Written by Alys Griffiths, Research Fellow, Leeds Beckett University on Wednesday June 27, 2018
Categories: My Research Project, Setting up a study - Tags: dementia, ppi, research, Leeds

Getting to the nub of the issue: Involving people who are living with dementia

Anna completed her undergraduate speech and language therapy degree at UCL, in 2002, before embarking on a career working in neurological conditions, such as dementia. In this blog post, she outlines how patient and public involvement has strengthened her PhD project.

Written by Anna Volkmer, Speech and Language Therapist/NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, University College London on Tuesday May 22, 2018
Category: Setting up a study - Tags: research, dementia, phd, ucl