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Dementia Care Research Programme projects

PenCLAHRC supports a number of projects in the area of dementia. These include:
Project lead Project title Status
Professor David Richards, Amy Backhouse

Dementia Education for Health and Social Care Staff

Complete
Dr Peter Aitken, Dr David Llewelyn

Vitamin D and Cognitive Health: the DCog

Complete
Professor Rod Sheaff Evaluation of the Torbay & South Devon Dementia Learning Community. Live
Dr Craig Newman

NeuroCoRe/ACEmobile

Complete
Dr Sharon Savage, Dr Craig Newman

Reclaiming words in everyday life: App based word retraining for people with Semantic Dementia

Live
Dr Noreen Orr

'My Nature' - Supporting healthcare professionals to improve older people’s sensory experiences of the natural world

Live
Dr Sean Manzi

DECODE: Modelling the impact of a dementia triage system on Exeter memory clinic waiting times (PenCHORD)

Complete
Professor Chris Dickens Mapping Dementia Services in the South West Complete
Professor Rose McCabe

ShareD – Shared Decision Making in Dementia

Live
Ian Sheriff Dementia amongst Gypsy & Travellers Live
Dr Vicki Goodwin, Dr Mark Tarrant Dementia Community of Practice Evaluation (D-CoPE) Complete
Dr Peter Aitken, Dr Iain Lang RESPITE Complete
PPI team PenPIG training on involving patients with dementia. Complete
Ian Sheriff Prime Ministers Dementia Task & Finish Working Group Complete
 
The PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team has conducted a number of systematic reviews in the area of dementia. These include:
Project lead Project title Status
Dr Jo Thompson Coon Impact of Using Outdoor Spaces on the Physical and Mental Well-Being of Those With Dementia Complete
Dr Jo Thompson Coon Antipsychotic prescribing in people with dementia resident in care homes Complete
Dr Jo Thompson Coon, Dr Iain Lang Dissemination and implementation in dementia care (DeIrDRe) Live
Professor Chris Hyde Cochrane test accuracy reviews Live
Dr Jo Thompson Coon Is adherence to a Mediterranean diet associated with cognitive function and dementia? Complete

 

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Apr
23

LKD Seminar: The art of...

Room 3.06, South Cloisters, St Luke’s Campus, Exeter and video-conferenced to F083 KSpa, Truro and MR10 JBB, Plymouth

Learning, Knowing, Doing Series Seminar Speaker:  Dr Roman Kislov, Senior Research Fellow in the University of...
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Apr
24

Searching and Review Clinic

Room 2.35, South Cloisters, St Lukes Campus, University of Exeter

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Improving health care pathways for patients with chronic conditions

05 April 2018

PenCLAHRC Senior Research Fellow, Dr Helen Lloyd, has spoken to the BBC about the impacts...
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Partner in Focus - Devon Partnership NHS Trust

29 March 2018

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Does brain function really decline after hip and knee surgery?

28 March 2018

A new study due to launch in the South West aims to explore if brain...
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Research Projects

How can schools best support parents' engagement in their children's learning?

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

This project aims to address how schools can best engage parents in their children’s learning....
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What are the effects of 'robopets' on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes? A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A systematic review that aims to create a state-of-knowledge synthesis on the impact of robopet-human...
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Research Projects