The National Evaluation of Peer Support Networks and Dementia Advisers
The findings of the Healthbridge evaluation report into peer support networks and dementia advisers. Clarke C, Keyes S, Wilkinson H and Alexjuk J (2013). The National Evaluation of Peer Support Networks and Dementia Advisers in implementation of the National Dementia Strategy for England, a Department of Health Policy Research Programme Project.
The Hair and Care Project
The Hair and Care project was a 28-month ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) funded ethnographic research project. The study sought to explore the role of appearance-related care and support in dementia care settings.
Core Principles for Involving People with Dementia in Research
The Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) is a campaigning group of people with dementia. Since 2001, the SDWG has been at the forefront of a growing movement towards people with dementia influencing decisions about their lives. The SDWG research sub-group, established in August 2013, provides a forum in which the large volume of requests coming… Read more »
We’re all thrown in the same boat
Peer support is well established in fields such as the disability movement and mental health and is increasingly recognised as one way of enabling support by and for people with a diagnosis of dementia and their immediate carers. It was central to the implementation of the National Dementia Strategy (NDS) for England (DH 2009), where… Read more »
Neighbourhoods and dementia in the health and social care context
The National Dementia Strategy in England has performed an essential role in transforming health and social care services and improving the commissioning architecture. However, to date, little attention has been paid to understanding the ways in which the outdoor and built environment impacts and intersects with the lives of people with dementia and their carers…. Read more »
Making dementia friendly neighbourhoods
The ‘Neighbourhoods and Dementia’ study was one of six research projects announced by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) along with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), as part of a £20 million funding boost which will significantly add to the understanding of dementia.
Why does the outdoor environment matter?
Research by Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (I’DGO) has found that the design of Britain’s gardens, streets, neighbourhoods and open spaces affects older people’s ability to age well and live independently by supporting, or preventing, access for all. This summary of research findings from both phases of I’DGO includes key messages and implications for professionals… Read more »