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A new play developed from dementia research led by Professor Justine Schneider from the Institute of Mental Health was performed in Nottingham this September.

Our research includes:

  • Population based studies
  • Care homes – health service support to homes including effects of caregiver communication styles
  • Clinical trials in dementia
  • Dementia and employment
  • Technology in dementia
  • Home or domiciliary care.

The Nottingham-led Improving Dementia Education and Awareness (IDEA) website, makes a range of quality courses and resources widely available - both nationally and internationally - with the aim of improving care and quality of life for people with dementia.

Helping people make decisions

Our DECIDE project (with the School of Health Sciences) is looking at how relatives and paid carers approach issues of mental capacity and decision-making in relation to everyday decisions made by frail older people.

  • Do people in real life adhere to the principles of the Mental Capacity Act?
  • How do they decide if a frail older person is capable of making a competent choice?

The Fidelity Index project has been successful in bringing together a wide range of providers, health and social care managers and academics, to identify the ingredients of good home care services for people with dementia.

The VOICE study has looked at how healthcare professionals could improve their knowledge, confidence and skills at communicating with patients with dementia.