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Posted: May 29, 2014

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.

Posted: May 27, 2014

Core Principles for Involving People with Dementia in Research

Sarah Keyes

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 »

Posted: May 27, 2014

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 »

file_downloadA qualitative analysis of peer support in dementia care
Posted: May 22, 2014

Neighbourhoods and dementia in the health and social care context

John Keady + Sarah Campbell

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 »

Posted: May 22, 2014

Making dementia friendly neighbourhoods

John Keady

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.

Posted: May 20, 2014

Why does the outdoor environment matter?

Máire Cox

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 »

file_downloadSummary of research findings from both phases of I'DGO