Research Reports Sept/Oct 2022

Research Reports, Sept/Oct 2022. Journal of Dementia Care 30(5) 37-38. GP care continuity Consulting the same doctor consistently (CGPC) is known to increase quality of care but its effects on people living with dementia are mostly unknown.  Using a range of measures, this retrospective study of the medical records of 9324 patients with dementia aged...

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Research Summaries July/August 2022

Person-centred communication Despite ongoing research and clinical focus on person-provider communication, these authors highlight the absence of a comprehensive theoretical position to underpin person-centred communication in dementia and older adult research. They employed several person-centred care and communication theoretical perspectives to ground the study, then developed a Person-Centred Communication Enhancement Model. The discussion provides an...

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Blogs I’m Watching, Resources

Fans of the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks will have seen the story of Luke and his son Ollie unfolding.  It is not just any soap opera storyline about dementia, but an unusual one both in terms of its portrayal and the apparently meticulous research that the actors and programme makers have done.  Luke has been...

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JDC Research Summaries 

Community Support Services  Current policy guidance recommends that people diagnosed with mild-to-moderate dementia receive information and psychosocial interventions to improve their ability to ‘live well’ but it remains unclear to what extent this is achieved. This study collected information from over 1500 people living with dementia and over 1200 carers in England. It identified that...

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VIPS practice model in primary healthcare  Professionals in services that had used the VIPS practice model in Norway for over 12 months were interviewed. These included nursing home physicians and managers/ leaders of domestic care, day centres and activity services.   The findings after VIPS implementation show a change in focus from task to person, a...

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Introducing CHARM: the Care Home Action Researcher-in-residence Model

Carrying out research in care homes can be challenging because it fails to consider resources within those homes or take a collaborative approach.  In the first of a series of articles Isabelle Latham and colleagues introduce their answer to this problem, the Care Home Action Researcher-in residence Model (CHARM), and explain how it works.  Conducting research in care...

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Bridging the generation gap: enlisting student support to improve well-being.

Lesley Hobbs, Tony Charlton and Stuart Wright describe a study in which older secondary school students were supported and helped to befriend ‘low interacting’ care home residents, including those with dementia. Author/s: Lesley Hobbs, Tony Charlton, Stuart Wright For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive...

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Does telecare contribute to quality of life and 33 well-being for people with dementia?

Do we know enough about the contribution of telecare to the quality of life and well-being of people with dementia? Gill Windle reviews and analyses the research evidence. Author/s: Gill Windle For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe....

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Supporting everyday activities for people with early stage AD: the benefits of cognitive rehabilitation.

Linda Clare reports on a successful approach to help people manage their difficulties. Author/s: Linda Clare For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe....

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Intermediate care: evaluating a specialist home treatment service

Intermediate care services for people with dementia are being developed in a number of areas but current research on effectiveness is limited. Here Alison Culverwell and Alisoun Milne describe the initial evaluation of a multidisciplinary service providing specialist mental health intermediate care for people with dementia. A range of meaningful and positive outcomes were identified...

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