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King's Fund dementia friendly environmental assessment tools

  Created on Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020. Posted in Dementia | Toolkit/Database

The King's Fund dementia friendly environmental assessment tools for wards, hospitals, care homes, housing and health centres were launched in 2014 and are now hosted by the Association for Dementia Studies. They are widely in use both nationally and internationally and are freely available to download.


Patient and public involvement in dementia research in the European Union: a scoping review

  Created on Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019. Posted in Literature | Dementia

This scoping review describes the extent and nature of PPI in dementia research in the European Union (EU) and summarises: (i) how PPI is carried out; and (ii) the impact of PPI on people living with dementia and the public, researchers, and the research process.


New NIHR Dementia Researcher website

  Created on Friday, 23 Mar 2018. Posted in Dementia

Despite dementia being one the biggest global health challenges we face – five times fewer researchers choose to work in dementia than cancer. A key objective of the new website is around addressing this issue by encouraging and supporting emerging talent to get involved in dementia research.

The website, developed by the office of the National Director for Dementia Research, provides a variety of support and resources for early career researchers – covering everything from jobs and funding opportunities, how to produce grant proposals, opportunities to ‘ask a dementia expert’, and a range of podcasts.

The site also features an online community – helping early career researchers to stay in touch or collaborate with their peers, share ideas and best practice, or network through the website’s forum and messenger service.


Dementia toolkit to help patients, carers and healthcare workers

  Created on Tuesday, 09 Aug 2016. Posted in Toolkit/Database | Dementia

The Dementia Evidence Toolkit brings together more than 3,000 journal articles and 700 reviews of research studies on dementia care and treatment in one place.

Dementia toolkit to help patients, carers and healthcare workers

The aim is to make all this information publicly available in a form that is clear and easy to understand for dementia patients, their families and unpaid carers as well as for staff working in health and social care. It will also benefit academics and those involved in decision-making both locally and nationally.  


The Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project (Deep) Guide to Involving people with dementia as members of steering or advisory groups

  Created on Tuesday, 10 May 2016. Posted in Dementia

This new guide to Involving people with dementia as members of steering or advisory groups has been co-produced with people with dementia and will be updated regularly throughout the project. The guide offers suggestions for adjustments that organisations can make.