The cost effectiveness of assistive technology in supporting people with dementia
Despite much emphasis on the potential of assistive technologies of many varieties to deliver cost effective ways of supporting people with dementia, and clear indications of this potential, rigorous cost-effectiveness studies of these technologies for this group remain largely absent. The review includes consideration of the indicative evidence. Bowes A, Dawson A and Greasley-Adams C… Read more »
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.
Information in dementia care
Providing information is a core focus of policy and practice in dementia care. Information is a vehicle through which people can be enabled or disabled, so it is essential that we ensure that information is available in a way that is accessible and relevant for people with dementia and that it enables personal aspiration and… Read more »
Dementia-friendly communities in rural northern Ontario
Dementia-friendly communities, as communities that enable people with dementia to remain involved and active and have control over their lives for as long as possible, centrally involve social support and social networks for people living with dementia. The purpose of this research was to explore and understand the context of dementia in rural northern communities… Read more »
Visit to India to learn about early dementia and caregiver stress
After hearing Dr Amit Dias speak at the Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference in Toronto, Ann applied for a Churchill travel grant to visit him in India to research his work on grass roots lay programmes to detect early symptoms of dementia and carer stress, but more importantly how to red flag these and do something… Read more »
The Right to Live with Dignity
A speech at the NHS Highland Annual Event at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness on September 5th 2012, highlighting the need to make Scotland’s Dementia Strategy work for families in rural areas.
Nature as an intervention in dementia
Nature as an intervention in dementia is a qualitative pilot study (2014) led by Debby Gerritsen and Rose-Marie Dröes. It aims to investigate the views of persons with dementia on the importance of nature and outdoor spaces for their quality of life.
Nature Assisted Health Foundation
Green environments can play an important role in enhancing the health of human beings. The Nature Assisted Health Foundation (NAHF) is a non-profit organisation that aims to make optimum use of the opportunities that green environments offer to enhance the quality of living.