Association for Dementia Studies

The Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) at the University of Worcester comprises a multi-professional group of educationalists, researchers and practitioners building evidence-based, practical ways of supporting people living with dementia and their families. We do this primarily through research, consultancy, education and scholarship.

Updated:
26 September 2017
Location:
West Midlands, National
Sectors:
Health, Care
Local Alliances:
Worcestershire Dementia Action Alliance, Dementia Friendly Leominster, Worcester Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

The Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) at the University of Worcester comprises a multi-professional group of educationalists, researchers and practitioners who are experts in the field of person-centred dementia care and support. People with dementia, their families and their carers inform the work of ADS at all stages. Our aim is to make a substantial contribution to building evidence-based practical ways of working with people living with dementia and their families enabling them to live well. We do this primarily through research, education and scholarship. We are committed to a person-centred approach in all our work. This is our ethical code that values all people as unique individuals, is respectful of the perspective of different standpoints and recognises the interdependence of all of us.  

We are committed to raising awareness, challenging stigma and improving quality of life and well-being. We work from an international perspective but with a central focus on improving the UK capacity for excellent dementia services. We work in partnership with health and social care providers, commissioners, charities, educational bodies and government agencies. 

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

The general public, commissioners, service providers, staff and professionals often feel ill equipped to know the best way to work with people with dementia and their families. Research and best practice evidence about dementia care and support is not readily accessible and understandable. Skills to support people with dementia have not been a priority within professional training and education. There is a need for multi-disciplinary and multi-agency support so that people with dementia can live well. There is also a need to listen to the opinions of people with dementia and carers who bring an expertise which no others can offer.

They are experts in their own right and to ignore them defeats achieving a realistic and balanced judgement about the challenges. Theoretical perspectives, critical thinking, education and research evidence needs to develop across traditional academic and practice boundaries. ADS works across such boundaries to provide research and education that is accessible to all involved.

2. Actions

  • Include People with Dementia and Carers

    Ensure that we work actively to include people living with dementia and their carers in all our endeavours.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support the LINK group, an active working group of people living with dementia and their supporters http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-the-link-group.html. The LINK group ensures that people with dementia and their carers are involved in all aspects of our work, including:

    People with dementia and carers are regularly involved in research projects and evaluations, including the Namaste Care project, our Green Dementia Care project, and our evaluations of Dementia Dwelling Grants and Dementia Adventure In A Box.Members of the LINK group are also part of the Steering Group for the Namaste project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/namaste-care-intervention-uk.html, and will be involved throughout that work.We often involve experts by experience within our education courses to enhance the understanding of the course participants. To ensure that the LINK group continues to be involved in courses that are further afield or when they are not available in person, a series of short video clips has been filmed featuring the LINK group talking about their own experiences. Initial feedback on these films indicates that they are very powerful and have a big impact on the course participants. Members of the LINK group are also involved when recruiting new members of staff to ADS.

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support the LINK group, an active working group of people living with dementia and their supporters http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-the-link-group.html. The LINK group ensures that people with dementia and their carers are involved in all aspects of our work, including:

    People with dementia and carers are regularly involved in research projects and evaluations, including the Namaste Care project, our Green Dementia Care project, and our evaluation of Dementia Dwelling Grants.The Reference Groups for projects such as MeetingDem http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html include people with dementia and/or family carersMembers of the LINK group are also part of the Steering Group for the Namaste project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/namaste-care-intervention-uk.html, and will be involved throughout that work.We often involve experts by experience within our education courses to enhance the understanding of the course participants. To ensure that the LINK group continues to be involved in courses that are further afield or when they are not available in person, a series of short video clips has been filmed featuring the LINK group talking about their own experiences. Initial feedback on these films indicates that they are very powerful and have a big impact on the course participants. Members of the LINK group are also involved when recruiting new members of staff to ADS.

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support the LINK group, an active working group of people living with dementia and their supporters http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-the-link-group.html. The LINK group ensures that people with dementia and their carers are involved in all aspects of our work, including:

    People with dementia and carers are regularly involved in research projects and evaluations, and the Reference Groups for projects such as MeetingDem http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html include people with dementia and/or family carersMembers of the LINK group are also part of the Steering Group for the Namaste project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/namaste-care-intervention-uk.html, and will be involved throughout that work.We often involve experts by experience within our education courses to enhance the understanding of the course participants. This includes our Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies, Leadership courses and Specialist courses. To ensure that the LINK group continues to be involved in courses that are further afield or when they are not available in person, a series of short video clips has been filmed featuring the LINK group talking about their own experiences.Members of the LINK group are also involved when recruiting new members of staff to ADS.

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support the LINK group, an active working group of people living with dementia and their supporters http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-the-link-group.html. The LINK group ensures that people with dementia and their carers are involved in all aspects of our work, including:

    People with dementia and carers are regularly involved in research projects and evaluations, and the Reference Groups for projects such as MeetingDem http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html include people with dementia and/or family carersMembers of the LINK group are also part of the Steering Group for the Namaste project, and will be involved throughout that work.We often involve experts by experience within our education courses to enhance the understanding of the course participants. This includes our Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies, Leadership courses and Specialist courses. To ensure that the LINK group continues to be involved in courses that are further afield or when they are not available in person, a series of short video clips has been filmed featuring the LINK group talking about their own experiences.Members of the LINK group provide feedback and input to a variety of activities including presentations at local, national and international conferences such as the UK Dementia Congress.Members of the LINK group are also involved when recruiting new members of staff to ADS.

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support the LINK group, an active working group of people living with dementia and their supporters http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-the-link-group.html. The LINK group ensures that people with dementia and their carers are involved in all aspects of our work, including:

    People with dementia and carers are regularly involved in research projects and evaluations, and the Reference Groups for projects such as MeetingDem http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html and the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework refresh have included people with dementia and/or family carersMembers of the LINK group are also part of the Steering Group for the Namaste project, and will be involved throughout that work.Through ADS, they have also critiqued a PhD proposal on behalf of the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium.We often involve experts by experience within our education courses to enhance the understanding of the course participants. This includes our Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies, Leadership courses and Specialist courses, and a Physicians Associate course in the wider University of Worcester. To ensure that the LINK group continues to be involved in courses that are further afield or when they are not available in person, a series of short video clips has been filmed featuring the LINK group talking about their own experiences.Members of the LINK group provide feedback and input to a variety of activities including presentations at local, national and international conferences such as the UK Dementia Congress.

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support the LINK group, an active working group of people living with dementia and their supporters http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-the-link-group.html. The LINK group ensures that people with dementia and their carers are involved in all aspects of our work, including:

    People with dementia and carers are regularly involved in research projects and evaluations such as MeetingDem and the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework refresh. Indeed, one member of the LINK group presented their views of Admiral Nurses at the ‘soft launch’ of the refreshed Admiral Nurse Competency Framework

    The Reference Groups for projects such as MeetingDem http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html and the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework refresh have included people with dementia and/or family carers

    Members of the LINK group are also part of the Steering Group for the Namaste project

    We often involve experts by experience within our education courses to enhance the understanding of the course participants. This includes our Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies, Leadership courses and Specialist courses, and the Social Work course in the wider University of Worcester. To ensure that the LINK group continues to be involved in courses that are further afield or when they are not available in person, a series of short video clips has been planned featuring the LINK group talking about their own experiences

    Members of the LINK group provide feedback and input to a variety of activities including presentations at local, national and international conferences such as the UK Dementia Congress.

    In addition, interview and presentation panels for new ADS staff appointments regularly include people with dementia and/or carers.

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support the LINK group, an active working group of people living with dementia and their supporters http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-the-link-group.html. The LINK group ensures that people with dementia and their carers are involved in all aspects of our work, including:

    People with dementia and carers are regularly involved in research projects and evaluations such as MeetingDem and the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework refresh

    The Reference Groups for projects such as MeetingDem http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html and the Admiral Nurse Competency Frameworkrefresh have included people with dementia and/or family carers

    Members of the LINK group have provided input to research proposals including the successful Namaste bid and work on Dementia Friendly Communities

    We often involve experts by experience within our education courses to enhance the understanding of the course participants. This includes our Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies, Leadership courses and Specialist courses

    Members of the LINK group provide feedback and input to a variety of activities including presentations at local, national and international conferences such as the UK Dementia Congress.

    In addition, interview and presentation panels for new ADS staff appointments regularly include people with dementia and/or carers. The LINK group also participated in the ADS team ‘away day’.

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support the LINK group, an active working group of people living with dementia and their supporters http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-the-link-group.html. The LINK group ensures that people with dementia and their carers are involved in all aspects of our work, including:

    People with dementia and carers are regularly involved in research projects and evaluations such as MeetingDemThe Reference Groups for projects such as MeetingDem http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html and the Admiral Nurse Competency Frameworkrefresh have included people with dementia and/or family carersOur work with the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium into research priorities has captured the views of people with dementia living in extra care housing settingsWe often involve experts by experience within our education courses to enhance the understanding of the course participants. This includes our Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies, Leadership courses and Specialist coursesMembers of the LINK group provide feedback and input to a variety of activities including presentations at local, national and international conferences such as the UK Dementia Congress.

    In addition, interview and presentation panels for new ADS staff appointments regularly include people with dementia and/or carers.

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support the LINK group, an active working group of people living with dementia and their supporters http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-the-link-group.html. The LINK group ensures that people with dementia and their carers are involved in all aspects of our work, including:

    People with dementia and carers are regularly involved in research projects and evaluations such as My Musical Memories Reminiscence ProgrammeThe Reference Groups for projects such as MeetingDem http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html and the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework refresh have included people with dementia and/or family carersExperts by experience within our education courses to enhance the understanding of the course participants. This includes our Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies, which has just started with a new cohort of studentsMembers of the LINK group provide feedback on a variety of activities including the ‘look and feel’ of an app currently being developed around dementia-friendly environments as part of the Enabling EnvironmentsProgramme.

    In addition, interview and presentation panels for new ADS staff appointments regularly include people with dementia and/or carers.

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support the LINK group, an active working group of people living with dementia and their supporters http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-the-link-group.html. The LINK group ensures that people with dementia and their carers are involved in all aspects of our work, including:

    People with dementia and carers are regularly involved in research projects and evaluations such as Musical Memories.

    The Reference Groups for projects such as MeetingDem http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html and the development of the Stand by Me online training course have included people with dementia and/or family carers

    Experts by experience within our education courses to enhance the understanding of the course participants

    In addition, interview and presentation panels for new ADS staff appointments regularly include people with dementia and/or carers.

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support the LINK group, an active working group of people living with dementia and their supporters http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-the-link-group.html. The LINK group ensures that people with dementia and their carers are involved in all aspects of our work, including:

    People with dementia and carers are regularly involved in research projects and evaluations such as Musical MemoriesThe Reference Groups for projects such as At Home with Dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.html, MeetingDem http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html and the development of the Stand by Me online training course have included people with dementia and/or family carersExperts by experience within our education courses to enhance the understanding of the course participants

    In addition, interview and presentation panels for new ADS staff appointments regularly include people with dementia and/or carers.

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support the LINK group, an active working group of people living with dementia and their supporters. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-the-link-group.html The LINK group ensures that people with dementia and their carers are involved in all aspects of our work, including:

    Experts by experience within our education courses to enhance the understanding of the course participantsThe Reference Groups for projects such as At Home with Dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.html and MeetingDem http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html have included people with dementia and/or family carersPeople with dementia and carers are regularly involved in research projects and evaluations such as Musical Memories

    In addition, interview and presentation panels for new ADS staff appointments regularly include people with dementia and/or carers.

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support the LINK group, an active working group of people living with dementia and their supporters http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-the-link-group.html. The LINK group ensures that people with dementia and their carers are involved in all aspects of our work, including:

    Experts by experience within our education courses to enhance the understanding of the course participantsThe Reference Groups for projects such as At Home with Dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.html, MeetingDem http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html and the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit domiciliary care and day centre versions have all included people with dementia and/or family carers http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html. People with dementia and carers are regularly involved in research projects and evaluations such as Musical Memories

    In addition, interview and presentation panels for new ADS staff appointments regularly include people with dementia and/or carers.

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support the LINK group, an active working group of people living with dementia and their supporters http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-the-link-group.html. The LINK group ensures that people with dementia and their carers are involved in all aspects of our work, including:

    Experts by experience within our education courses to enhance the understanding of the course participants The Reference Groups for projects such as At Home with Dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.html, MeetingDem http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html and the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit domiciliary care and day centre versions have all included people with dementia and/or family carers http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html People with dementia and carers are regularly involved in research projects and evaluations

    In addition, interview and presentation panels for new ADS staff appointments regularly include people with dementia and/or carers.

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support the LINK group, an active working group of people living with dementia and their supporters http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-the-link-group.html. The LINK group ensures that people with dementia and their carers are involved in all aspects of our work, including:

    Experts by experience within our education courses to enhance the understanding of the course participantsThe Reference Groups for projects such as At Home with Dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.html , MeetingDem http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html and the domiciliary care and day centre versions of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html have all included people with dementia and/or family carersPeople with dementia and carers are regularly involved in research projects and evaluations such as Dementia and Sight Loss http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.html

    In addition, interview and presentation panels for new ADS staff appointments regularly include people with dementia and/or carers.

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS has continued to develop an active working group of people living with dementia and their carers and supporters. This ensures that ADS involves people with dementia and their carers in all aspects of our work, for example:

    Our training courses regularly involve people with dementia and/or family carers sharing their experiences with the course participants to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the impact that their own care practice has on others The annual Dementia Conference for University of Worcester Nursing Students hosted by ADS again featured a session with people with dementia and family carers talking directly to the students People with dementia and their carers are regularly included as participants in our various research projects, such as the Dementia and sight loss project (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.html) and the Intergenerational Schools Dementia Project The Carers as Educators project centres around involving carers as a key part of training courses being delivered to care home and domiciliary care staff The Reference Groups for projects such as the EU ALCOVE project (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dimentia-eu-alcove-project.html) and future developments regarding the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html) have included and will continue to include people with dementia and/or family carers In addition, interview panels for new positions within ADS regularly include people with dementia and/or carers

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS has continued to develop an active working group of people living with dementia and their carers and supporters. This ensures that ADS involves people with dementia and their carers in all aspects of our work, for example:

    Our training courses regularly involve people with dementia and/or family carers sharing their experiences with the course participants to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the impact that their own care practice has on others The annual Dementia Conference for University of Worcester Nursing Students hosted by ADS again featured a session with people with dementia and family carers talking directly to the students People with dementia and their carers are regularly included as participants in our various research projects, such as the Dementia and sight loss project (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.html) and the Intergenerational Schools Dementia Project The Carers as Educators project centres around involving carers as a key part of training courses being delivered to care home and domiciliary care staff The Reference Groups for projects such as the EU ALCOVE project (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dimentia-eu-alcove-project.html) and future developments regarding the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html) have included and will continue to include people with dementia and/or family carers In addition, interview panels for new positions within ADS regularly include people with dementia and/or carers

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS has continued to develop an active working group of people living with dementia and their carers and supporters. This ensures that ADS involves people with dementia and their carers in all aspects of our work, for example:

    Our training courses regularly involve people with dementia and/or family carers sharing their experiences with the course participants to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the impact that their own care practice has on others The annual Dementia Conference for University of Worcester Nursing Students hosted by ADS again featured a session with people with dementia and family carers talking directly to the students People with dementia and their carers are regularly included as participants in our various research projects, such as the Dementia and sight loss project (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.html) and the Intergenerational Schools Dementia Project The Carers as Educators project centres around involving carers as a key part of training courses being delivered to care home and domiciliary care staff The Reference Groups for projects such as the EU ALCOVE project (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dimentia-eu-alcove-project.html) and future developments regarding the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html) have included and will continue to include people with dementia and/or family carers In addition, interview panels for new positions within ADS regularly include people with dementia and/or carers

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    ADS has continued to develop an active working group of people living with dementia and their carers and supporters. This ensures that ADS involves people with dementia and their carers in all aspects of our work, for example:

    Our training courses regularly involve people with dementia and/or family carers sharing their experiences with the course participants to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the impact that their own care practice has on others The annual Dementia Conference for University of Worcester Nursing Students hosted by ADS again featured a session with people with dementia and family carers talking directly to the students People with dementia and their carers are regularly included as participants in our various research projects, such as the Dementia and sight loss project (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.html) and the Intergenerational Schools Dementia Project The Carers as Educators project centres around involving carers as a key part of training courses being delivered to care home and domiciliary care staff The Reference Groups for projects such as the EU ALCOVE project (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dimentia-eu-alcove-project.html) and future developments regarding the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html) have included and will continue to include people with dementia and/or family carers In addition, interview panels for new positions within ADS regularly include people with dementia and/or carers

    2012 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS has established and consolidated an active working group of people living with dementia and their carers and supporters. This ensures that ADS involves people with dementia and their carers in all aspects of our work, for example:

    Our training courses regularly involve people with dementia and/or family carers sharing their experiences with the course participants to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the impact that their own care practice has on others.

    The annual Dementia Conference for University of Worcester Nursing Students hosted by ADS features a session with people with dementia and family carers talking directly to the students.

    People with dementia and their carers are regularly included as participants in our various research projects, such as the Dementia and sight loss project (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.html) and the newly started Connecting Communities project which is focusing on Black and Minority Ethnic communities.

    The Reference Groups for projects such as the EU ALCOVE project (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dimentia-eu-alcove-project.html) and the development of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html) have included people with dementia and/or family carers In addition, interview panels for new positions within ADS regularly include people with dementia and/or carers.

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    We are working with Uniting Carers in providing family carers as tutors on our courses and are developing ways of involving people living with dementia as course tutors. Our steering group includes members who have dementia and those with family caring experience. We are delighted to be working with Dementia UK on an evaluation of their carers as educators programme.

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    We are working with Uniting Carers in providing family carers as tutors on our courses and are developing ways of involving people living with dementia as course tutors. Our steering group includes members who have dementia and those with family caring experience. Successful tender for development of person centred care home tool kit.

  • Make a Difference

    Make a difference to the experience of people living with dementia by working proactively at the interface between the experience of those living with dementia, those developing care practice and those undertaking research to ensure real knowledge transfer and translation between these different world-views.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.

    ADS is also involved in the Global Action on Personhood in Dementia (GAP), which is an international network of expert practitioners, people living with dementia and family care-givers who have in-depth understanding of person-centred approaches to care worldwide. The aim of GAP is to promote the fact that personhood matters in dementia and that unless action is taken then the psychological, emotional and social needs of people living with dementia are unmet.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    MeetingDem – ADS was involved in the design, development and evaluation of a Meeting Centre, following a model pioneered in the Netherlands. Although the project has ended, the pilot Meeting Centres are continuing to support people with dementia and their carers in the local community. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlMaking of Me – ADS is evaluating a mentor/mentee approach to creative arts-based activity sessions in care homesNamaste Care – ADS is designing, piloting and evaluating an optimal approach for delivering Namaste for people with advanced dementiaGreen Dementia Care – ADS is evaluating the impact of people with dementia engaging with nature-based activities in extra care and residential care settingsDementia Dwelling Grants – ADS is evaluating the provision and impact of different aids and adaptations for people with dementia living in their own homesDementia Adventure In A Box – evaluating an approach for enabling Dementia Adventure outdoor activities to be provided more widely across the UK for people with dementia and their carers

    In addition, all of our education courses aim to improve the standard of care that professionals provide for people living with dementia and their carers.

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage. Examples of our international work include the MeetingDem project and a recent trip to Japan where Professor Dawn Brooker presented on person-centred dementia care.

    ADS is also involved in the Global Action on Personhood in Dementia (GAP), which is an international network of expert practitioners, people living with dementia and family care-givers who have in-depth understanding of person-centred approaches to care worldwide. The aim of GAP is to promote the fact that personhood matters in dementia and that unless action is taken then the psychological, emotional and social needs of people living with dementia are unmet.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    MeetingDem – ADS was involved in the design, development and evaluation of a Meeting Centre, following a model pioneered in the Netherlands http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlMaking of Me – ADS is evaluating a mentor/mentee approach to creative arts-based activity sessions in care homesNamaste Care – ADS is designing, piloting and evaluating an optimal approach for delivering Namaste for people with advanced dementiaGreen Dementia Care – ADS is evaluating the impact of people with dementia engaging with nature-based activities in extra care and residential care settingsDementia Dwelling Grants – ADS is evaluating the provision and impact of different aids and adaptations for people with dementia living in their own homes

    In addition, all of our education courses aim to improve the standard of care that professionals provide for people living with dementia and their carers.

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.

    ADS is also involved in the Global Action on Personhood in Dementia (GAP), which is an international network of expert practitioners, people living with dementia and family care-givers who have in-depth understanding of person-centred approaches to care worldwide. The aim of GAP is to promote the fact that personhood matters in dementia and that unless action is taken then the psychological, emotional and social needs of people living with dementia are unmet.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    MeetingDem – ADS is involved in the design, development and evaluation of a Meeting Centre, following a model pioneered in the Netherlands http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlMaking of Me – ADS is evaluating a mentor/mentee approach to creative arts-based activity sessions in care homesNamaste Care – ADS is designing, piloting and evaluating an optimal approach for delivering Namaste for people with advanced dementiaGreen Dementia Care – ADS is evaluating the impact of people with dementia engaging with nature-based activities in extra care and residential care settings

    In addition, all of our education courses aim to improve the standard of care that professionals provide for people living with dementia and their carers.

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.

    ADS is also involved in the Global Action on Personhood in Dementia (GAP), which is an international network of expert practitioners, people living with dementia and family care-givers who have in-depth understanding of person-centred approaches to care worldwide. The aim of GAP is to promote the fact that personhood matters in dementia and that unless action is taken then the psychological, emotional and social needs of people living with dementia are unmet.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    MeetingDem – ADS is involved in the design, development and evaluation of a Meeting Centre, following a model pioneered in the Netherlands http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlMaking of Me – ADS is evaluating a mentor/mentee approach to creative arts-based activity sessions in care homesNamaste Care – ADS is designing, piloting and evaluating an optimal approach for delivering Namaste for people with advanced dementia

    In addition, all of our education courses aim to improve the standard of care that professionals provide for people living with dementia and their carers.

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.

    ADS is also involved in the Global Action on Personhood in Dementia (GAP), which is an international network of expert practitioners, people living with dementia and family care-givers who have in-depth understanding of person-centred approaches to care worldwide. The aim of GAP is to promote the fact that personhood matters in dementia and that unless action is taken then the psychological, emotional and social needs of people living with dementia are unmet.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    MeetingDem – ADS is involved in the design, development and evaluation of a Meeting Centre, following a model pioneered in the Netherlands http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlMaking of Me – ADS is evaluating a mentor/mentee approach to creative arts-based activity sessions in care homesSanctuary design standards – Developing dementia-friendly design standards to be implemented in Sanctuary care homes, improving the quality of life for people with dementia living within those homes In addition, all of our education courses aim to improve the standard of care that professionals provide for people living with dementia and their carers.

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.

    ADS is also involved in the Global Action on Personhood in Dementia (GAP), which is an international network of expert practitioners, people living with dementia and family care-givers who have in-depth understanding of person-centred approaches to care worldwide. The aim of GAP is to promote the fact that personhood matters in dementia and that unless action is taken then the psychological, emotional and social needs of people living with dementia are unmet.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    MeetingDem – ADS is involved in the design, development and evaluation of a Meeting Centre, following a model pioneered in the Netherlands http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html

    Making of Me – ADS is evaluating a mentor/mentee approach to creative arts-based activity sessions in care homes

    Sanctuary design standards – Developing dementia-friendly design standards to be implemented in Sanctuary care homes, improving the quality of life for people with dementia living within those homes

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.

    ADS is also involved in the Global Action on Personhood in Dementia (GAP), which is an international network of expert practitioners, people living with dementia and family care-givers who have in-depth understanding of person-centred approaches to care worldwide. The aim of GAP is to promote the fact that personhood matters in dementia and that unless action is taken then the psychological, emotional and social needs of people living with dementia are unmet.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    MeetingDem – ADS is involved in the design, development and evaluation of a Meeting Centre, following a model pioneered in the Netherlands http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html

    Making of Me – ADS is evaluating a mentor/mentee approach to creative arts-based activity sessions in care homes

    Sanctuary design standards – Developing dementia-friendly design standards to be implemented in Sanctuary care homes, improving the quality of life for people with dementia living within those homes

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.

    ADS is also involved in the Global Action on Personhood in Dementia (GAP), which is an international network of expert practitioners, people living with dementia and family care-givers who have in-depth understanding of person-centred approaches to care worldwide. The aim of GAP is to promote the fact that personhood matters in dementia and that unless action is taken then the psychological, emotional and social needs of people living with dementia are unmet.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    MeetingDem – ADS is involved in the design, development and evaluation of a Meeting Centre, following a model pioneered in the Netherlands http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlMaking of Me – ADS is evaluating a mentor/mentee approach to creative arts-based activity sessions in care homes

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.

    ADS is also involved in the Global Action on Personhood in Dementia (GAP), which is an international network of expert practitioners, people living with dementia and family care-givers who have in-depth understanding of person-centred approaches to care worldwide. The aim of GAP is to promote the fact that personhood matters in dementia and that unless action is taken then the psychological, emotional and social needs of people living with dementia are unmet.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    My Musical Memories Reminiscence Programme – ADS is evaluating a musical reminiscence intervention for people with dementia and their carersiPads in care homes – ADS evaluated the role of iPads in activity sessions for people with dementia living in care homesMeetingDem – ADS is involved in the design, development and evaluation of a Meeting Centre, following a model pioneered in the Netherlands http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlConnecting Communities – ADS evaluated a new model for involving the community when raising awareness of dementia amongst people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.html

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.

    ADS is also involved in the Global Action on Personhood in Dementia (GAP), which is an international network of expert practitioners, people living with dementia and family care-givers who have in-depth understanding of person-centred approaches to care worldwide. The aim of GAP is to promote the fact that personhood matters in dementia and that unless action is taken then the psychological, emotional and social needs of people living with dementia are unmet.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    Musical Memories – ADS is evaluating a musical reminiscence intervention for people with dementia and their carers

    iPads in care homes – ADS is evaluating the role of iPads in activity sessions for people with dementia living in care homes

    MeetingDem – ADS is involved in the design, development and evaluation of a Meeting Centre, following a model pioneered in the Netherlands http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html

    Connecting Communities – ADS is evaluating a new model for involving the community when raising awareness of dementia amongst people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.html

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.

    ADS is also involved in the Global Action on Personhood in Dementia (GAP), which is an international network of expert practitioners, people living with dementia and family care-givers who have in-depth understanding of person-centred approaches to care worldwide. The aim of GAP is to promote the fact that personhood matters in dementia and that unless action is taken then the psychological, emotional and social needs of people living with dementia are unmet.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    Musical Memories – ADS is evaluating a musical reminiscence intervention for people with dementia and their carers iPads in care homes – ADS is evaluating the role of iPads in activity sessions for people with dementia living in care homesMeetingDem – ADS is involved in the design, development and evaluation of a Meeting Centre, following a model pioneered in the Netherlands http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlConnecting Communities – ADS is evaluating a new model for involving the community when raising awareness of dementia amongst people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.html Schools Intergenerational Dementia Project – The information collected as part of this evaluation has been used by the Alzheimer’s Society to develop a set of teaching resources to enable schools to include dementia awareness within their curriculum more easily. ADS is working to disseminate these resources to all teaching students within the University of Worcester to encourage them to consider dementia right from the start of their teaching careers

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    CHOICE – Continuing dissemination of the findings from this project which examined these experiences in the context of care cultures to understand why care can differ between homes, and provides guidance on how to improve care http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html. Dissemination activities have included presentations at national conferences and local eventsAt Home with Dementia ADS developed a service specification for this project, to be piloted by RSAS in 2014 http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.htmlConnecting Communities – ADS is evaluating a new model for involving the community when raising awareness of dementia amongst people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.htmlMeetingDem – ADS is involved in the design, development and evaluation of a Meeting Centre, following a model pioneered in the Netherlands http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlMusical Memories – ADS is evaluating a musical reminiscence intervention for people with dementia and their carers

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    CHOICE – Continuing dissemination of the findings from this project which examined these experiences in the context of care cultures to understand why care can differ between homes, and provides guidance on how to improve care http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html. Dissemination activities have included presentations at national conferences and local eventsAt Home with Dementia – ADS developed a service specification for this project, to be piloted by RSAS in 2014 http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.html Connecting Communities – ADS is evaluating a new model for involving the community when raising awareness of dementia amongst people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.html MeetingDem – ADS is involved in the design, development and evaluation of a Meeting Centre, following a model pioneered in the Netherlands http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html Musical Memories – ADS is evaluating a musical reminiscence intervention for people with dementia and their carers

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    CHOICE – Continuing dissemination of the findings from this project which examined these experiences in the context of care cultures to understand why care can differ between homes, and provides guidance on how to improve care http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html. Dissemination activities have included presentations at national conferences and local eventsAt Home with Dementia – ADS developed a service specification for this project, to be piloted by RSAS in 2014 http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.html Connecting Communities – ADS is evaluating a new model for involving the community when raising awareness of dementia amongst people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.html MeetingDem – ADS is involved in the design, development and evaluation of a Meeting Centre, following a model pioneered in the Netherlands http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    Dementia and sight loss – ADS is capturing and analysing the experiences of people with concurrent dementia and visual impairment living in the community to develop a series of best practice guidelines for professionals providing care for this group of individuals http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.html. During this quarter the project has entered the analysis and reporting phase, with the final report being due in March 2014.CHOICE – Continuing dissemination of the findings from this project which examined these experiences in the context of care cultures to understand why care can differ between homes, and provides guidance on how to improve care http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html. Dissemination activities have included presentations at national conferences and local eventsAt Home with Dementia – ADS developed a service specification for this project, to be piloted by RSAS in 2014 http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.htmlCHC guidelines – ADS was commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society to produce a set of guidelines for the assessment of Continuing Health Care status of people with dementia. These guidelines are intended to particularly address difficulties in assessing the psychological and emotional needs of people with advanced dementiaConnecting Communities – ADS is evaluating a new model for involving the community when raising awareness of dementia amongst people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.htmlMeetingDem – ADS is involved in the design, development and evaluation of a Meeting Centre, following a model pioneered in the Netherlands http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    Dementia and sight loss – ADS is capturing and analysing the experiences of people with concurrent dementia and visual impairment living in the community to develop a series of best practice guidelines for professionals providing care for this group of individuals http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.html. During this quarter the project has entered the analysis and reporting phase, with the final report being due in March 2014.CHOICE – Continuing dissemination of the findings from this project which examined these experiences in the context of care cultures to understand why care can differ between homes, and provides guidance on how to improve care http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html. Dissemination activities have included presentations at national conferences and local eventsALCOVE – The final report incorporating the ADS findings and recommendations has been producedASSET – The aim of this project is to explore how best to provide adult social care in housing with care schemes in England, in order to maximise quality of life for residents. During this quarter ADS wrote a report of project findings. The project is due to conclude In January 2014.  At Home with Dementia – ADS developed a service specification for this project, to be piloted by RSAS in 2014. CHC guidelines – ADS has been commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society to produce a set of guidelines for the assessment of Continuing Health Care status of people with dementia. These guidelines are intended to particularly address difficulties in assessing the psychological and emotional needs of people with advanced dementia.FITS – ADS has been commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society to deliver the Focussed Intervention Training and Support programme. In this quarter Cohorts 5-9 completed the FITS programme and case study interviews continued.

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    Dementia and sight loss ADS is capturing and analysing the experiences of people with concurrent dementia and visual impairment living in the community to develop a series of best practice guidelines for professionals providing care for this group of individuals http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.htmlCHOICE – Continuing dissemination of the findings from this project which examined these experiences in the context of care cultures to understand why care can differ between homes, and provides guidance on how to improve care http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html. Dissemination activities have included presentations at national conferences and local eventsALCOVE ADS continues to disseminate the findings from this project and has submitted a journal article to improve wider disseminationASSET – The aim of this project is to explore how best to provide adult social care in housing with care schemes in England, in order to maximise quality of life for residents. During this quarter ADS analysed findings and started to write up project results.At Home with Dementia – ADS held family carer consultations, and started work on a service specification for the new service model FITS – ADS has been commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society to deliver the Focussed Intervention Training and Support programme. In this quarter Cohort 4 completed the FITS programme, Cohorts 8-10 completed training and moved into the supervision period. Case study interviews continued.

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to maintain its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.·         The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    Dementia and sight loss – ADS is capturing and analysing the experiences of people with concurrent dementia and visual impairment living in the community to develop a series of best practice guidelines for professionals providing care for this group of individuals http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.htmlCHOICE - Continuing dissemination of the findings from this project which examined these experiences in the context of care cultures to understand why care can differ between homes, and provides guidance on how to improve care http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html. Dissemination activities have included presentations at national conferences and local eventsALCOVE – The final report incorporating the ADS findings and recommendations has been producedASSET – The aim of this project is to explore how best to provide adult social care in housing with care schemes in England, in order to maximise quality of life for residents. During this quarter ADS continued fieldwork on this project and started analysing findings.At Home with Dementia – ADS completed a literature review exploring models to support families affected by dementia, and held an expert working group attended by over 50 experts in the field, including people with dementia and carers, to develop a new service model in this area FITS – ADS has been commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society to deliver the Focussed Intervention Training and Support programme. In this quarter Cohorts 1-3 completed the FITS programme, the managers meeting was held for Cohort 10, and training commenced for Cohorts 8-10. Case study interviews continued.

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    ADS has maintained its position as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    Dementia and sight loss ADS is capturing and analysing the experiences of people with concurrent dementia and visual impairment living in the community to develop a series of best practice guidelines for professionals providing care for this group of individuals http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.htmlCHOICE Continuing dissemination of the findings from this project which examined these experiences in the context of care cultures to understand why care can differ between homes, and provides guidance on how to improve care http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html. Dissemination activities have included presentations at national conferences and local eventsALCOVE – During this quarter ADS has reported the findings from its work on the ALCOVE project for inclusion in the final EU report. These findings were presented at the final symposium in Paris to an international audienceASSET – The aim of this project is to explore how best to provide adult social care in housing with care schemes in England, in order to maximise quality of life for residents. During this quarter ADS finished recruiting participants to the research and started fieldwork.FITSADS has been commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society to deliver the Focussed Intervention Training and Support programme. An initial trial found the programme reduced the use of antipsychotics in care homes by 50%. In this quarter Cohorts 1-7 completed FITS training and moved into the supervision period, the managers meeting was held for Cohorts 8 and 9, and case study interviews were carried out.

    Update – Fourth Quarter 2012

    ADS has established itself as a key player with regards to dementia research and knowledge transfer at both the local and national level, and increasingly on the EU and international stage. Our profile puts us in a strong position when research projects, evaluations and service development programmes are commissioned, and also when disseminating and implementing the subsequent findings.

    The following projects provide examples of how the work ADS does aims to make a difference to people living with dementia:

    Dementia and sight loss – ADS is capturing and analysing the experiences of people with concurrent dementia and visual impairment living in the community to develop a series of best practice guidelines for professionals providing care for this group of individuals http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.html 

    CHOICE – Currently in the dissemination phase, the CHOICE project carried out a number of in-depth case studies of the positive and negative care experiences of older people in care homes. The findings examined these experiences in the context of care cultures to understand why care can differ between homes, and provides guidance on how to improve care http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html

    Update – Third Quarter 2012

    Since its production earlier this year we have distributed 1540 copies mostly to the West Midlands SHA region, but also sold a fair number to remainder of UK. Copies also sent to Eire, Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

    http://ihsc.worc.ac.uk/dementia/standby.html

    Update – Second Quarter 2012

    We have continued to promote and distribute copies of our “Stand by Me” DVD assisted training resource on good communication between health care staff and people living with dementia and their families. Funded by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Workforce Deanery this has brought together a wide range of front-line staff, young film makers, people with dementia and their families and our academic staff.

    http://ihsc.worc.ac.uk/dementia/standby.html

    Update – First Quarter 2012

    Nothing to report for this quarter

  • Identify Centres of Excellence

    Identify centres of excellence in person-centred dementia care in primary care, early intervention, care at home, day services, intermediate care, personalisation, acute hospital care, housing with care, care homes and palliative care

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    Through the Enabling Environments Programme ADS is working in collaborative partnership with the King’s Fund. ADS has integrated dementia design into its current research and education portfolio and will be continuing to develop the Enabling Environments dementia-friendly environmental assessment tools. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-enhancing-the-healing-environment.html Potential options for developing an app version and an online version of the assessment tool are currently being explored, as are options for developing further version for different environments.

    As part of our work around Enabling Environments we also carry out a number of environmental audits for different care home providers and acute hospitals, and regularly present information about dementia design at different events including masterclasses and workshops.

    The MeetingDem project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html aimed to develop centres of excellence from the ground up, by designing services with the needs of people with dementia and their families at their heart. Two meeting centres are open in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire and Leominster, Herefordshire, and continue to be supported by ADS.

    We also aim to improve standards of care in care homes through the continuing dissemination of the findings from the FITS project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html which has been developed into an associated education course.

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    Through the Enabling Environments Programme ADS is working in collaborative partnership with the King’s Fund. ADS has integrated dementia design into its current research and education portfolio and will be continuing to develop the Enabling Environments dementia-friendly environmental assessment tools. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-enhancing-the-healing-environment.html Options for developing an app version of the assessment tool are currently being explored.

    As part of our work around Enabling Environments we also carry out a number of environmental audits for different care home providers and acute hospitals, and regularly present information about dementia design at different events including masterclasses and workshops. We have also recently provided consultation to Sanctuary Care to enable them to develop a set of dementia-friendly design standards for use throughout their care homes.

    The MeetingDem project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html is working to develop centres of excellence from the ground up, by designing services with the needs of people with dementia and their families at their heart. Two meeting centres are open in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire and Leominster, Herefordshire, with other centres currently in development.

    We also aim to improve standards of care in care homes through the continuing dissemination of the findings from the FITS project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html which has been developed into an associated education course.

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    Through the Enabling Environments Programme ADS is working in collaborative partnership with the King’s Fund. ADS has integrated dementia design into its current research and education portfolio and will be continuing to develop the Enabling Environments dementia-friendly environmental assessment tools. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-enhancing-the-healing-environment.html

    As part of our work around Enabling Environments we also carry out a number of environmental audits for different care home providers, and regularly present information about dementia design at different events. We have also recently provided consultation to Sanctuary Care to enable them to develop a set of dementia-friendly design standards for use throughout their care homes.

    The MeetingDem project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html is working to develop centres of excellence from the ground up, by designing services with the needs of people with dementia and their families at their heart. Two meeting centres are open in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire and Leominster, Herefordshire, with other centres currently in development.

    We also aim to improve standards of care in care homes through the continuing dissemination of the findings from the FITS project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html which has been developed into an associated education course.

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Through the Enabling Environments Programme ADS is working in collaborative partnership with the King’s Fund. ADS has integrated dementia design into its current research and education portfolio and will be continuing to develop the Enabling Environments dementia-friendly environmental assessment tools. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-enhancing-the-healing-environment.html

    As part of our work around Enabling Environments we also carry out a number of environmental audits for different care home providers, and regularly present information about dementia design at different events.

    The MeetingDem project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html is working to develop centres of excellence from the ground up, by designing services with the needs of people with dementia and their families at their heart. The first meeting centre was opened in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire with a second centre in Leominster, Herefordshire.

    We also aim to improve standards of care in care homes through the continuing dissemination of the findings from the FITS project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html which has been developed into an associated education course.

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    Through the Enabling Environments Programme ADS is working in collaborative partnership with the King’s Fund. ADS has integrated dementia design into its current research and education portfolio and will be continuing to develop the Enabling Environments dementia-friendly environmental assessment tools. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-enhancing-the-healing-environment.html

    As part of our work around Enabling Environments, we have formed a strong link with Sanctuary Housing to develop a set of dementia-friendly design standards for their care homes. We have also carried out a number of environmental audits for different care home providers.

    The MeetingDem project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html is working to develop centres of excellence from the ground up, by designing services with the needs of people with dementia and their families at their heart. The first meeting centre was opened in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire with a second centre in Leominster, Herefordshire.

    We also aim to improve standards of care in care homes through the continuing dissemination of the findings from the FITS project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html which has been developed into an associated education course.

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    Through the Enabling Environments Programme ADS is working in collaborative partnership with the King’s Fund. ADS is integrating dementia design into its current research and education portfolio and will be continuing to develop the Enabling Environments dementia-friendly environmental assessment tools. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-enhancing-the-healing-environment.html

    As part of our work around Enabling Environments, we have formed a strong link with Sanctuary Housing to develop a set of dementia-friendly design standards for their care homes.

    The MeetingDem project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html is working to develop centres of excellence from the ground up, by designing services with the needs of people with dementia and their families at their heart. The first meeting centre was opened in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire with a second centre in Leominster, Herefordshire.

    We also aim to improve standards of care in care homes through the continuing dissemination of the findings from projects such as CHOICE http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html and FITS http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html together with exploring options for developing related education courses.

    The Care Fit for VIPS toolkit aims to improve quality of care, with versions available for care homes, domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html. Development of further versions of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit focusing on other conditions or care settings are being discussed.

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Through the Enabling Environments Programme ADS is working in collaborative partnership with the King’s Fund. ADS is integrating dementia design into its current research and education portfolio and will be continuing to develop the Enabling Environments dementia-friendly environmental assessment tools. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-enhancing-the-healing-environment.html

    The MeetingDem project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html is working to develop centres of excellence from the ground up, by designing services with the needs of people with dementia and their families at their heart. The first meeting centre was opened in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire with a second centre in Leominster, Herefordshire.

    We also aim to improve standards of care in care homes through the continuing dissemination of the findings from projects such as CHOICE http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html and FITS http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html together with exploring options for developing related education courses.

    The Care Fit for VIPS toolkit aims to improve quality of care, with versions available for care homes, domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html. Development of further versions of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit focusing on other conditions or care settings are being discussed.

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Through the Enabling Environments Programme ADS is working in collaborative partnership with the King’s Fund. ADS is integrating dementia design into its current research and education portfolio and will be continuing to develop the Enabling Environments dementia-friendly environmental assessment tools. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-enhancing-the-healing-environment.html

    Following its launch in April 2015, the e-learning version of the Stand By Me resource was shortlisted for a prestigious E-Learning Award in the category of 'Excellence in the production of learning content - not for profit sector'. Although it did not win, the resource aims to help improve standards of care at every stage of the dementia journey http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html.

    The MeetingDem project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html is working to develop centres of excellence from the ground up, by designing services with the needs of people with dementia and their families at their heart. The meeting centre in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire opened its doors in late September, and a second centre is being planned in Leominster, Herefordshire.

    We also aim to improve standards of care in care homes through the continuing dissemination of the findings from projects such as CHOICE http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html and FITS http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html together with exploring options for developing related education courses.

    The Care Fit for VIPS toolkit aims to improve quality of care, with versions available for care homes, domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html. Development of a version of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit focusing on learning disabilities and dementia is also being actively pursued.

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    Through the Enabling Environments Programme ADS is working in collaborative partnership with the King’s Fund. ADS is integrating dementia design into its current research and education portfolio and will be continuing to develop the Enabling Environments dementia-friendly environmental assessment tools. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-enhancing-the-healing-environment.html

    Following its launch in April 2015, the e-learning version of the Stand By Me resource has been shortlisted for a prestigious E-Learning Award in the category of 'Excellence in the production of learning content - not for profit sector'. The resource aims to help improve standards of care at every stage of the dementia journey http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html.

    The MeetingDem project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html is working to develop centres of excellence from the ground up, by designing services with the needs of people with dementia and their families at their heart. The meeting centre in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire opened its doors in late September, and a second centre is being planned in Leominster, Herefordshire.

    We also aim to improve standards of care in care homes through the continuing dissemination of the findings from projects such as CHOICE http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html and FITS http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html together with exploring options for developing related education courses.

    The original Care Fit for VIPS toolkit aims to improve care in care homes, while the two new versions focus on improving care in domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html. Interest has also been expressed in developing a version of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit focusing on learning disabilities and dementia.

    ADS has also evaluated the use of iPads in Anchor care homes, assessing how they improve the provision of activities and quality of life for people with dementia living in care homes.

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    Through the Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) Programme ADS will work in collaborative partnership with the King’s Fund. ADS will be integrating dementia design into its current research and education portfolio and will be continuing to develop the EHE dementia friendly environmental assessment tools. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ads-enhancing-the-healing-environment.html

    The e-learning version of the Stand By Me resource has been formally launched, helping to improve standards of care at every stage of the dementia journey http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html.

    The MeetingDem project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html is working to develop centres of excellence from the ground up, by designing services with the needs of people with dementia and their families at their heart.

    We also aim to improve standards of care in care homes through the continuing dissemination of the findings from projects such as CHOICE http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html and FITS http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html. The original Care Fit for VIPS toolkit aims to improve care in care homes, while the two new versions focus on improving care in domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html.

    ADS has also evaluated the use of iPads in Anchor care homes, assessing how they improve the provision of activities and quality of life for people with dementia living in care homes.

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    The King’s Fund and ADS have developed a collaborative partnership which will enable the dementia-friendly design work undertaken through the Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) Programme to continue under the auspices of the University from January 2015. ADS will be integrating dementia design into its current research and education portfolio and will be continuing to develop the EHE dementia friendly environmental assessment tools.

    Promotion is continuing of the Stand By Me resource and the newly-developed online version, helping to improve standards of care at every stage of the dementia journey http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html.

    We also aim to improve standards of care in care homes through the continuing dissemination of the findings from projects such as CHOICE http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html and FITS http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html. The original Care Fit for VIPS toolkit aims to improve care in care homes, while the two new versions focus on improving care in domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html. Our work evaluating the use of iPads in care homes also aims to improve the provision of activities and quality of life for people with dementia living in care homes.

    Both the At Home with Dementia project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.html and the MeetingDem project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html are working to develop centres of excellence from the ground up, by designing services with the needs of people with dementia and their families at their heart.

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    This is an area of ongoing work for ADS. However, we aim to improve standards of care in care homes through the continuing dissemination of the findings from projects such as CHOICE http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html and FITS http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html. The original Care Fit for VIPS toolkit aims to improve care in care homes, while the two new versions focus on improving care in domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html.

    Promotion is continuing of the Stand By Me resource, and together with the development of the online version this helps to improve standards of care at every stage of the dementia journey http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html.

    Both the At Home with Dementia project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.html and the MeetingDem project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html are working to develop centres of excellence from the ground up, by designing services with the needs of people with dementia and their families at their heart.

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    This is an area of ongoing work for ADS. However, we aim to improve standards of care in care homes through the continuing dissemination of the findings from projects such as CHOICE http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html and FITS http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html. The original Care Fit for VIPS toolkit aims to improve care in care homes, while the two new versions focus on improving care in domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html.

    Promotion is continuing of the Stand By Me resource, and together with the development of the online version this helps to improve standards of care at every stage of the dementia journey http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html.

    Both the At Home with Dementia project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.html and the MeetingDem project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html are working to develop centres of excellence from the ground up, by designing services with the needs of people with dementia and their families at their heart.

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    This is an area of ongoing work for ADS. However, we aim to improve standards of care in care homes through the continuing dissemination of the findings from projects such as CHOICE http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html and FITS http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html, and the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html.

    Promotion is continuing of the Stand By Me resource, and together with the development of the online version this helps to improve standards of care at every stage of the dementia journey http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html.

    Both the At Home with Dementia project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.htmland the MeetingDem project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html are working to develop centres of excellence from the ground up, by designing services with the needs of people with dementia and their families at their heart.

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    This is an area of ongoing work for ADS. However, we aim to improve standards of care in care homes through the continuing dissemination of the findings from projects such as CHOICE http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html and FITS http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html, and the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html.

    Promotion is continuing of the Stand By Me resource, which helps to improve standards of care at every stage of the dementia journey http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html.

    Both the At Home with Dementia project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.html and the MeetingDem project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html are working to develop centres of excellence from the ground up, by designing services with the needs of people with dementia and their families at their heart.

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS is currently working on this area, but aims to improve the overall standard of care in care homes through the ongoing dissemination of findings from the CHOICE project (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html) and promotion and further development of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html)

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS is currently working on this area, but aims to improve the overall standard of care in care homes through the ongoing dissemination of findings from the CHOICE project (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html) and promotion and further development of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html)

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS is currently working on this area, but aims to improve the overall standard of care in care homes through the ongoing dissemination of findings from the CHOICE project (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html) and promotion and further development of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html)

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    ADS is currently working on this area, but aims to improve the overall standard of care in care homes through the ongoing dissemination of findings from the CHOICE project (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html) and promotion and further development of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html)

    2012 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS is currently working on this area, but aims to improve the overall standard of care in care homes through the dissemination of findings from the CHOICE project (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html) and promotion of Care Fit for VIPS toolkit (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html).

    In addition, the recent dementia care bundle implementation and evaluation at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-acute-hospital-care.html) has resulted in improved dementia care in the acute setting, with the care bundle currently being adopted more widely across the West Midlands and beyond.

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    We continue to work in partnership with a number of national care-home providers and NHS Trusts, local authorities, large acute hospital trusts, housing with care providers and hospices in working towards service excellence.

    2012 - Second Quarter 2012

    We are working in partnership with a number of national care-home providers and NHS Trusts, a city council and a county council, large acute hospital trusts, housing with care providers and hospices in working towards service excellence.

    We have been engaged in research and development on an NHS West Midlands programme with the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust in developing services of excellence in the acute hospital. http://ihsc.worc.ac.uk/dementia/excellent.html

  • Person Centred Dementia Research and Development

    Provision of research and development in the delivery of person-centered dementia care through funded research grants and PhD studentships.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS in partnership with the Centre for Dementia at the University of Nottingham has established a Doctoral Training Centre focusing on studying The Arts and Dementia (TAnDem). The Alzheimer’s Society have funded 4 PhDs and each university has also funded an additional PhD which are now in progress. A PhD focussing on Sport and Dementia is also underway, with an additional PhD considering dementia and sport reminiscence starting imminently.

    Separate PhD studentships within ADS are at different stages of completion, looking at:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementiaAn ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementia

    The PhD on ‘Identifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia’ will formally graduate in November.

    Additionally, ADS has a continually changing portfolio of funded research projects including:

    Making of Me – evaluating a mentor/mentee approach to creative arts-based activity sessions in care homesECHO – a follow-on phase of our previous ASSET project, looking at the experiences of older people in extra care housing http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/echo-the-provision-of-social-care-in-extra-care-housing.html Namaste Care – designing, piloting and evaluating the optimal approach for delivering Namaste Care in the UKGreen Dementia Care – exploring the work currently being done around green care (engaging with the environment and nature) in care homesCreative Ageing – evaluating a series of arts-based dementia interventionsDementia Dwelling Grants – evaluating the impact of providing grants to enable aids and adaptations to be installed in the homes of people living with dementiaDementia Adventure In A Box – evaluating an approach for enabling Dementia Adventure outdoor activities to be provided more widely across the UK for people with dementia and their carers

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS in partnership with the Centre for Dementia at the University of Nottingham has established a Doctoral Training Centre focusing on studying The Arts and Dementia (TAnDem). The Alzheimer’s Society have funded 4 PhDs and each university has also funded an additional PhD which are now in progress. A PhD focussing on Sport and Dementia is also underway, with an additional PhD considering dementia and sport reminiscence due to commence in September.

    Separate PhD studentships within ADS are at different stages of completion, looking at:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementiaAn ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementia

    The PhD on ‘Identifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia’ was successfully completed in May.

    Additionally, ADS has a continually changing portfolio of funded research projects including:

    MeetingDem – evaluating the innovative Meeting Centres Support Programme for community dwelling people with dementia and their family carers, in collaboration with University College London (and institutions in Italy and Poland) http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlMaking of Me – evaluating a mentor/mentee approach to creative arts-based activity sessions in care homesECHO – a follow-on phase of our previous ASSET project, looking at the experiences of older people in extra care housing http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/echo-the-provision-of-social-care-in-extra-care-housing.html Namaste Care – designing, piloting and evaluating the optimal approach for delivering Namaste CareGreen Dementia Care – exploring the work currently being done around green care (engaging with the environment and nature) in care homesCreative Ageing – evaluating a series of arts-based dementia interventionsDementia Dwelling Grants – evaluating the impact of providing grants to enable aids and adaptations to be installed in the homes of people living with dementia

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    ADS in partnership with the Centre for Dementia at the University of Nottingham has established a Doctoral Training Centre focusing on studying The Arts and Dementia (TAnDem). The Alzheimer’s Society have funded 4 PhDs and each university has also funded an additional PhD which are now in progress. A PhD focussing on Sport and Dementia is also underway, with an additional PhD considering dementia and sport reminiscence currently being advertised.

    Separate PhD studentships within ADS are at different stages of completion, looking at:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementiaAn ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementiaIdentifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

    Additionally, ADS has a continually changing portfolio of funded research projects including:

    Admiral Nurse Competency Framework – a refresh of the current framework and work to embed it into practiceMeetingDem – evaluating the innovative Meeting Centres Support Programme for community dwelling people with dementia and their family carers, in collaboration with University College London (and institutions in Italy and Poland) http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlMaking of Me – evaluating a mentor/mentee approach to creative arts-based activity sessions in care homesECHO – a follow-on phase of our previous ASSET project, looking at the experiences of older people in extra care housing http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/echo-the-provision-of-social-care-in-extra-care-housing.html Namaste Care – designing, piloting and evaluating the optimal approach for delivering Namaste CareGreen Care – exploring the work currently being done around green care (engaging with the environment and nature) in care homesCreative Ageing – evaluating a series of arts-based dementia interventionsDementia Dwelling Grants – evaluating the impact of providing grants to enable aids and adaptations to be installed in the homes of people living with dementia

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS in partnership with the Centre for Dementia at the University of Nottingham has established a Doctoral Training Centre focusing on studying The Arts and Dementia (TAnDem). The Alzheimer’s Society have funded 4 PhDs and each university has also funded an additional PhD which are now in progress. A further PhD focussing on Sport and Dementia is also underway.

    Separate PhD studentships within ADS are at different stages of completion, looking at:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementiaAn ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementiaIdentifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

    Additionally, ADS has a continually changing portfolio of funded research projects including:

    Admiral Nurse Competency Framework – a refresh of the current framework and work to embed it into practiceMeetingDem – evaluating the innovative Meeting Centres Support Programme for community dwelling people with dementia and their family carers, in collaboration with University College London (and institutions in Italy and Poland) http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlMaking of Me – evaluating a mentor/mentee approach to creative arts-based activity sessions in care homesECHO – a follow-on phase of our previous ASSET project, looking at the experiences of older people in extra care housing http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/echo-the-provision-of-social-care-in-extra-care-housing.html ABMU dementia training – evaluating the dementia training provided by the Dementia Care Training Team within the ABMU Health Board in South WalesNamaste Care – designing, piloting and evaluating the optimal approach for delivering Namaste CareGreen Care – exploring the work currently being done around green care (engaging with the environment and nature) in care homes

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS in partnership with the Centre for Dementia at the University of Nottingham has established a Doctoral Training Centre focusing on studying The Arts and Dementia (TAnDem). The Alzheimer’s Society have funded 4 PhDs and each university has also funded an additional PhD. These new PhDs have been awarded to individuals and began in September 2016. A further PhD focussing on Sport and Dementia has also just begun.

    Separate PhD studentships within ADS are at different stages of completion, looking at:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementiaAn ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementiaIdentifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

    Additionally, ADS has a continually changing portfolio of funded research projects including:

    Admiral Nurse Competency Framework – a refresh of the current framework and work to embed it into practiceMeetingDem – evaluating the innovative Meeting Centres Support Programme for community dwelling people with dementia and their family carers, in collaboration with University College London (and institutions in Italy and Poland) http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlMaking of Me – evaluating a mentor/mentee approach to creative arts-based activity sessions in care homesECHO – a follow-on phase of our previous ASSET project, looking at the experiences of older people in extra care housing http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/echo-the-provision-of-social-care-in-extra-care-housing.html ABMU dementia training – evaluating the dementia training provided by the Dementia Care Training Team within the ABMU Health Board in South Wales

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS in partnership with the Centre for Dementia at the University of Nottingham has established a Doctoral Training Centre focusing on studying The Arts and Dementia (TAnDem). The Alzheimer’s Society have funded 4 PhDs and each university has also funded an additional PhD. These new PhDs have been awarded to individuals and are due to commence in September 2016. A further PhD focussing on Sport and Dementia will also begin at the same time.

    Separate PhD studentships within ADS are at different stages of completion, looking at:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementia

    An ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementia

    Identifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

    A PhD around ‘Exploring and improving access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communities’ has been successfully completed.

    Additionally, ADS has a continually changing portfolio of funded research projects including:

    Admiral Nurse Competency Framework – a refresh of the current framework and work to embed it into practice

    Sound Healing – exploring the effects of therapeutic/healing sound when used with people living with dementia in care homes http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/sound-healing.html

    MeetingDem – evaluating the innovative Meeting Centres Support Programme for community dwelling people with dementia and their family carers, in collaboration with University College London (and institutions in Italy and Poland) http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html

    Making of Me – evaluating a mentor/mentee approach to creative arts-based activity sessions in care homes

    ECHO – a follow-on phase of our previous ASSET project, looking at the experiences of older people in extra care housing http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/echo-the-provision-of-social-care-in-extra-care-housing.html

    ABMU dementia training – evaluating the dementia training provided by the Dementia Care Training Team within the ABMU Health Board in South Wales

    RSAS – Exploring options for improving the quality of life for people living with dementia by providing to their families and friends through the development of a National Resource Centre for Carers of People with Dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/rsas.html

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    ADS in partnership with the Centre for Dementia at the University of Nottingham has established a Doctoral Training Centre focusing on studying The Arts and Dementia (TAnDem). The Alzheimer’s Society have funded 4 PhDs and each university has also funded an additional PhD.

    Separate PhD studentships within ADS are at different stages of completion, looking at:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementia

    An ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementia

    Exploring and improving access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communities

    Identifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

    Additionally, ADS has a continually changing portfolio of funded research projects including:

    Admiral Nurse Competency Framework – a refresh of the current framework and work to embed it into practice

    Sound Healing – exploring the effects of therapeutic/healing sound when used with people living with dementia in care homes http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/sound-healing.html

    MeetingDem – evaluating the innovative Meeting Centres Support Programme for community dwelling people with dementia and their family carers, in collaboration with University College London (and institutions in Italy and Poland) http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html

    Making of Me – evaluating a mentor/mentee approach to creative arts-based activity sessions in care homes

    ECHO – a follow-on phase of our previous ASSET project, looking at the experiences of older people in extra care housing http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/echo-the-provision-of-social-care-in-extra-care-housing.html

    ABMU dementia training – evaluating the dementia training provided by the Dementia Care Training Team within the ABMU Health Board in South Wales.

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS in partnership with the Centre for Dementia at the University of Nottingham has established a Doctoral Training Centre focusing on studying The Arts and Dementia (TAnDem). The Alzheimer’s Society have funded 4 PhDs and each university has also funded an additional PhD.

    Separate PhD studentships within ADS are at different stages of completion, looking at:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementiaAn ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementiaExploring and improving access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communitiesIdentifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

    Additionally, ADS has a continually changing portfolio of funded research projects including:

    Keys to Care – evaluating the use of ‘physical’ and ‘electronic’ versions of a set of keys aimed at improving the quality and delivery of dementia careAdmiral Nurse Competency Framework – a refresh of the current framework and work to embed it into practiceSound Healing – exploring the effects of therapeutic/healing sound when used with people living with dementia in care homes http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/sound-healing.htmlMeetingDem – evaluating the innovative Meeting Centres Support Programme for community dwelling people with dementia and their family carers, in collaboration with University College London (and institutions in Italy and Poland) http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlRCN dementia development programme – publication of journal articles detailing findings from an evaluation of an RCN dementia development programme aiming to improve care for people with dementia in an acute settingMaking of Me – evaluating a mentor/mentee approach to creative arts-based activity sessions in care homes

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS in partnership with the Centre for Dementia at the University of Nottingham has been awarded funding by the Alzheimer’s Society for a Doctoral Training Centre focusing on studying The Arts and Dementia (TAnDem). The Alzheimer’s Society have funded 4 PhDs that started in late September and each university has also funded an additional PhD.

    Four ongoing PhD studentships are at different stages of completion, looking at:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementiaAn ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementiaExploring and improving access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communitiesIdentifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

    Additionally, ADS has a continually changing portfolio of funded research projects including:

    Keys to Care – evaluating the use of ‘physical’ and ‘electronic’ versions of a set of keys aimed at improving the quality and delivery of dementia careAdmiral Nurse Competency Framework – a refresh of the current framework and work to embed it into practiceSound Healing – exploring the effects of therapeutic/ healing sound when used with people living with dementia in care homes http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/sound-healing.html My Musical Memories Reminiscence Programme– evaluating the impact of a pilot musical reminiscence intervention for people with dementia and their carersiPads in care homes – looking at the use of iPads in a care home settingMeetingDem – evaluating the innovative Meeting Centres Support Programme for community dwelling people with dementia and their family carers, in collaboration with University College London (and institutions in Italy and Poland) http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlConnecting Communities – project evaluating a pilot scheme to improve service engagement with people with dementia in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.htmlRCN dementia development programme – publication of journal articles detailing findings from an evaluation of an RCN dementia development programme aiming to improve care for people with dementia in an acute setting

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS in partnership with the Centre for Dementia at the University of Nottingham has been awarded funding by the Alzheimer’s Society for a Doctoral Training Centre focusing on studying The Arts and Dementia (TAnDem). The Alzheimer’s Society have funded 4 PhDs that will start this year and each university has also funded an additional PhD.

    Four ongoing PhD studentships are at different stages of completion, looking at:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementia;

    An ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementia;

    Exploring and improving access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communities;

    Identifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia.

    Additionally, ADS has a continually changing portfolio of funded research projects including:

    Sound Healing – exploring the effects of therapeutic/ healing sound when used with people living with dementia in care homes http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/sound-healing.html

    Musical Memories – evaluating the impact of a pilot musical reminiscence intervention for people with dementia and their carers

    iPads in care homes – looking at the use of iPads in a care home setting

    MeetingDem – evaluating the innovative Meeting Centres Support Programme for community dwelling people with dementia and their family carers, in collaboration with University College London (and institutions in Italy and Poland) http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html

    Connecting Communities – project evaluating a pilot scheme to improve service engagement with people with dementia in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.html

    RCN dementia development programme – preparation of journal articles detailing findings from an evaluation of an RCN dementia development programme aiming to improve care for people with dementia in an acute setting

    My Home Life Admiral Nurses – dissemination of findings from a project evaluating the role of My Home Life Admiral Nurses in Orders of St John Care Trust homes

    Dementia and Sight Loss – ongoing dissemination of findings from a project looking at the needs of people who have dementia and sight loss to ensure their care is person-centred. Working with the University of York, Bournemouth University, University of Cambridge and the Thomas Pocklington Trust http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.html

    FITS – ongoing dissemination of findings from a project implementing and evaluating a programme to provide Dementia Development Coaches in 150 care homes. An Alzheimer’s Society project working with HCOne http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html

    CHOICE – ongoing dissemination of the findings from the CHOICE research programme. A PANICOA project working with the University of East Anglia, University of Stirling, Cardiff University http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    ADS in partnership with the Centre for Dementia at the University of Nottingham has been awarded funding by the Alzheimer’s Society for a Doctoral Training Centre focusing on studying The Arts and Dementia (TAnDem). The Alzheimer’s Society have funded 4 PhDs that will start this year and each university has also funded an additional PhD.

    Four ongoing PhD studentships are at different stages of completion, looking at:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementiaAn ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementiaExploring and improving access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communitiesIdentifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

    Additionally, ADS has a continually changing portfolio of funded research projects including:

    Musical Memories – evaluating the impact of a pilot musical reminiscence intervention for people with dementia and their carersiPads in care homes – looking at the use of iPads in a care home settingMeetingDem – evaluating the innovative Meeting Centres Support Programme for community dwelling people with dementia and their family carers, in collaboration with University College London (and institutions in Italy and Poland) http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlConnecting Communities – project evaluating a pilot scheme to improve service engagement with people with dementia in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.htmlRCN dementia development programme – dissemination of findings from an evaluation of an RCN dementia development programme aiming to improve care for people with dementia in an acute settingMy Home Life Admiral Nurses – dissemination of findings from a project evaluating the role of My Home Life Admiral Nurses in Orders of St John Care Trust homesDementia and Sight Loss – ongoing dissemination of findings from a project looking at the needs of people who have dementia and sight loss to ensure their care is person-centred. Working with the  University of York, Bournemouth University, University of Cambridge and the Thomas Pocklington Trust http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.htmlFITS – ongoing dissemination of findings from a project implementing and evaluating a programme to provide Dementia Development Coaches in 150 care homes. An Alzheimer’s Society project working with HCOne http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.htmlCHOICE – ongoing dissemination of the findings from the CHOICE research programme. A PANICOA project working with the University of East Anglia, University of Stirling, Cardiff University http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS has a continually changing portfolio of funded research projects including:

    Dementia and Sight Loss – dissemination of findings from a project looking at the needs of people who have dementia and sight loss to ensure their care is person-centred. Working with the  University of York, Bournemouth University, University of Cambridge and the Thomas Pocklington Trust http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.htmlFITS – dissemination of findings from a project implementing and evaluating a programme to provide Dementia Development Coaches in 150 care homes. An Alzheimer’s Society project working with HCOne http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.htmlConnecting Communities – project evaluating a scheme to improve service engagement with people with dementia in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.htmlCHOICE – ongoing dissemination of the findings from the CHOICE research programme. A PANICOA project working with the University of East Anglia, University of Stirling, Cardiff University http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html MeetingDem – evaluating the innovative Meeting Centres Support Programme for community dwelling people with dementia and their family carers, in collaboration with University College London (and institutions in Italy and Poland) http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlMy Home Life Admiral Nurses – evaluating the role of My Home Life Admiral Nurses in Orders of St John Care Trust homesMusical Memories – evaluating the impact of a musical reminiscence intervention for people with dementia and their carersiPads in care homes– looking at the use of iPads in a care home setting

    Four ongoing PhD studentships are at different stages of completion, looking at:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementiaAn ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementiaExploring and improving access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communitiesIdentifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS has a continually changing portfolio of funded research projects including:

    ASSET – dissemination of findings from a project exploring adult social care in housing with care. Working with the University of Kent, University of Bristol, Housing 21 and the Housing LIN http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-asset.html FITS – dissemination of findings from a project implementing and evaluating a programme to provide Dementia Development Coaches in 150 care homes. An Alzheimer’s Society project working with HCOne http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html Connecting Communities – project evaluating a scheme to improve service engagement with people with dementia in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.html CHOICE – ongoing dissemination of the findings from the CHOICE research programme. A PANICOA project working with the University of East Anglia, University of Stirling, Cardiff University http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html MeetingDem – evaluating the innovative Meeting Centres Support Programme for community dwelling people with dementia and their family carers, in collaboration with University College London (and institutions in Italy and Poland) http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html My Home Life Admiral Nurses – evaluating the role of My Home Life Admiral Nurses in Orders of St John Care Trust homesMusical Memories– evaluating the impact of a musical reminiscence intervention for people with dementia and their carers

    Four ongoing PhD studentships are at different stages of completion, looking at:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementiaAn ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementiaExploring and improving access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communitiesIdentifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS has a continually changing portfolio of funded research projects including:

    ASSET – dissemination of findings from a project exploring adult social care in housing with care. Working with the University of Kent, University of Bristol, Housing 21 and the Housing LIN http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-asset.htmlFITS – dissemination of findings from a project implementing and evaluating a programme to provide Dementia Development Coaches in 150 care homes. An Alzheimer’s Society project working with HCOne http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.htmlConnecting Communities – project evaluating a scheme to improve service engagement with people with dementia in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.htmlCHOICE – ongoing dissemination of the findings from the CHOICE research programme. A PANICOA project working with the University of East Anglia, University of Stirling, Cardiff University http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html MeetingDem – evaluating the innovative Meeting Centres Support Programme for community dwelling people with dementia and their family carers, in collaboration with University College London (and institutions in Italy and Poland) http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlMy Home Life Admiral Nurses– evaluating the role of My Home Life Admiral Nurses in Orders of St John Care Trust homes

    Four ongoing PhD studentships are at different stages of completion, looking at:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementiaAn ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementiaExploring and improving access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communitiesIdentifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    ADS has a continually changing portfolio of funded research projects including:

    Dementia and Sight Loss – looking at the needs of people who have dementia and sight loss to ensure their care is person-centred. Working with the  University of York, Bournemouth University, University of Cambridge and the Thomas Pocklington Trust http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.htmlASSET – dissemination of findings from a project exploring adult social care in housing with care. Working with the University of Kent, University of Bristol, Housing 21 and the Housing LIN http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-asset.htmlFITS – dissemination of findings from a project implementing and evaluating a programme to provide Dementia Development Coaches in 150 care homes. An Alzheimer’s Society project working with HCOne http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.htmlConnecting Communities – project evaluating a scheme to improve service engagement with people with dementia in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.html Dementia Adventure – evaluating the impact of the Dementia Adventure Natural Leaders Programme, aiming to improve the connection between people with dementia and nature based activities and the outdoorsCHOICE – ongoing dissemination of the findings from the CHOICE research programme. A PANICOA project working with the University of East Anglia, University of Stirling, Cardiff University http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.htmlMeetingDem – evaluating the innovative Meeting Centres Support Programme for community dwelling people with dementia and their family carers, in collaboration with University College London (and institutions in Italy and Poland) http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html

    Four ongoing PhD studentships are at different stages of completion, looking at:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementiaAn ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementiaExploring and improving access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communitiesIdentifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS is currently working on a variety of funded research projects, many of which involve working in partnership with other universities and organisations. These projects include:

    Dementia and sight loss project – looking at the needs of people who have dementia and sight loss to ensure their care is person-centred. Working with the  University of York, Bournemouth University, University of Cambridge and the Thomas Pocklington Trust http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.html ASSET – Exploring adult social care in housing with care. Working with the University of Kent, University of Bristol, Housing 21 and the Housing LIN http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-asset.html FITS – Implementing and evaluating a programme to provide Dementia Development Coaches in 150 care homes. An Alzheimer’s Society project working with HCOne http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html The Intergenerational Schools Project – Evaluating a pilot scheme to improve dementia awareness in schools as part of the Dementia-Friendly Communities strand of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia. Funded by the Strategic Health Authority http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-friendly-communities.html In this quarter, the findings have been disseminated through a number of conference presentations and planned journal articles Connecting Communities Project – Evaluating a scheme to improve service engagement with people with dementia in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities Dementia Adventure – Evaluating the impact of the Dementia Adventure Natural Leaders Programme, aiming to improve the connection between people with dementia and nature based activities and the outdoors CHOICE – Disseminating the findings from CHOICE research programme. A PANICOA project working with the University of East Anglia, University of Stirling, Cardiff University http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html MEETINGDEM – Evaluating the innovative Meeting Centres Support Programme for community dwelling people with dementia and their family carers, in collaboration with University College London (and institutions in Italy and Poland). Funding has been secured for this work, which will commence in 2014.

    There are currently four PhD studentships at different stages of completion and members of ADS are supervising a further six students at other universities in the UK and overseas. The four ADS PhDs are:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementia An ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementia Exploring and improving access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communities Identifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS is currently working on a variety of funded research projects, many of which involve working in partnership with other universities and organisations. These projects include:

    Dementia and sight loss project – looking at the needs of people who have dementia and sight loss to ensure their care is person-centred. Working with the  University of York, Bournemouth University, University of Cambridge and the Thomas Pocklington Trust http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.html ASSET – Exploring adult social care in housing with care. Working with the University of Kent, University of Bristol, Housing 21 and the Housing LIN http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-asset.html FITS – Implementing and evaluating a programme to provide Dementia Development Coaches in 150 care homes. An Alzheimer’s Society project working with HCOne http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html The Intergenerational Schools Project – Evaluating a pilot scheme to improve dementia awareness in schools as part of the Dementia-Friendly Communities strand of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia. Funded by the Strategic Health Authority http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-friendly-communities.html Connecting Communities Project – Evaluating a scheme to improve service engagement with people with dementia in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities CHOICE – Disseminating the findings from CHOICE research programme. A PANICOA project working with the University of East Anglia, University of Stirling, Cardiff University http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html MEETINGDEM – ADS has been awarded a European Union research grant in order to evaluate the innovative Meeting Centres Support Programme for community dwelling people with dementia and their family carers, which has achieved great success in the Netherlands. The approach will be trialled in the UK, Italy and Poland. ADS is leading the project in the UK in collaboration with University College London. This work will commence in 2014.

    There are currently four PhD studentships at different stages of completion and members of ADS are supervising a further six students at other universities in the UK and overseas. The four ADS PhDs are:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementia An ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementia Exploring and improving access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communities Identifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS is currently working on a variety of funded research projects, many of which involve working in partnership with other universities and organisations. These projects include:

    Dementia and sight loss project – looking at the needs of people who have dementia and sight loss to ensure their care is person-centred. Working with the  University of York, Bournemouth University, University of Cambridge and the Thomas Pocklington Trust http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.html ALCOVE – An EU funded project sharing best practice in dementia diagnosis and care. Working with a variety of organisations in other EU countries http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dimentia-eu-alcove-project.html ASSET – Exploring adult social care in housing with care. Working with the University of Kent, University of Bristol, Housing 21 and the Housing LIN http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-asset.html FITS – Implementing and evaluating a programme to provide Dementia Development Coaches in 150 care homes. An Alzheimer’s Society project working with HCOne http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html Carers as Educators – Evaluating a training programme using carers to help educate professionals in care homes and domiciliary care. A Dementia UK project The Intergenerational Schools Project – Evaluating a pilot scheme to improve dementia awareness in schools as part of the Dementia-Friendly Communities strand of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia. Funded by the Strategic Health Authority http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-friendly-communities.html CHOICE – Disseminating the findings from CHOICE research programme. A PANICOA project working with the University of East Anglia, University of Stirling, Cardiff University http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html

    There are currently four PhD studentships at different stages of completion and members of ADS are supervising a further six students at other universities in the UK and overseas. The four ADS PhDs are:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementia An ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementia Exploring and improving access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communities Identifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    ADS is currently working on a variety of funded research projects, many of which involve working in partnership with other universities and organisations. These projects include:

    Dementia and sight loss project – looking at the needs of people who have dementia and sight loss to ensure their care is person-centred. Working with the  University of York, Bournemouth University, University of Cambridge and the Thomas Pocklington Trust http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.html ALCOVE – An EU funded project sharing best practice in dementia diagnosis and care. Working with a variety of organisations in other EU countries http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dimentia-eu-alcove-project.html ASSET – Exploring adult social care in housing with care. Working with the University of Kent, University of Bristol, Housing 21 and the Housing LIN http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-asset.html FITS – Implementing and evaluating a programme to provide Dementia Development Coaches in 150 care homes. An Alzheimer’s Society project working with HCOne http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html Carers as Educators – Evaluating a training programme using carers to help educate professionals in care homes and domiciliary care. A Dementia UK project The Intergenerational Schools Project – Evaluating a pilot scheme to improve dementia awareness in schools as part of the Dementia-Friendly Communities strand of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia. Funded by the Strategic Health Authority http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-friendly-communities.html CHOICE – Disseminating the findings from CHOICE research programme. A PANICOA project working with the University of East Anglia, University of Stirling, Cardiff University http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html

    There are currently four PhD studentships at different stages of completion and members of ADS are supervising a further six students at other universities in the UK and overseas. The four ADS PhDs are:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementia An ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementia Exploring and improving access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communities Identifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

    2012 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS is currently working on a variety of funded research projects, many of which involve working in partnership with other universities and organisations. These projects include:

    Dementia and sight loss project – looking at the needs of people who have dementia and sight loss to ensure their care is person-centred. Working with the  University of York, Bournemouth University, University of Cambridge and the Thomas Pocklington Trust http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.html 

    ALCOVE – An EU funded project sharing best practice in dementia diagnosis and care. Working with a variety of organisations in other EU countries http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dimentia-eu-alcove-project.html

    ASSET – Exploring adult social care in housing with care. Working with the University of Kent, University of Bristol, Housing 21 and the Housing LIN http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-asset.html 

    FITS – Implementing and evaluating a programme to provide Dementia Development Coaches in 150 care homes. An Alzheimer’s Society project working with HCOne http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html 

    Carers as Educators – Evaluating a training programme using carers to help educate professionals in care homes and domiciliary care. A Dementia UK project

    The Intergenerational Schools Project – Evaluating a pilot scheme to improve dementia awareness in schools as part of the Dementia-Friendly Communities strand of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia. Funded by the Strategic Health Authority http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-friendly-communities.html

    Connecting Communities project – Evaluating a scheme to improve service engagement with people with dementia in Black and Minority Ethnic communities.

    CHOICE – Disseminating the findings from CHOICE research programme. A PANICOA project working with the University of East Anglia, University of Stirling, Cardiff University http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-choice-project.html

    The number of PhD studentships has also increased, with four at different stages of completion and members of ADS supervising a further 6 students at other universities in the UK and overseas. The four ADS PhDs are:

    Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementiaAn ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementia. Exploring and improving access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communitiesIdentifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    We continue to work on the CHOICE project funded by the Department of Health and Comic Relief. This is the final project of the UK-wide PANICOA programme (preventing abuse and neglect in care of older adults). The aim of CHOICE is to examine the links between organisational cultures and the care experiences of older people living in residential and nursing care. We are working in partnership with the University of East Anglia, University of Stirling and Cardiff University to carry out 12 in-depth case studies of care homes across the UK, analysing positive and negative care experiences of older people in long term care in relation to the contexts and cultures in which they occur.

    http://ihsc.worc.ac.uk/dementia/carehomesc.html

    Jenny La Fontaine (Senior Lecturer) was awarded a prestigious Florence Nightingale Foundation Research Scholarship for Nurses and Midwives for the second year running to assist in undertaking PhD research at Birmingham University into the impact of fronto-temporal dementia.

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    Jenny La Fontaine (Senior Lecturer) was awarded a prestigious Florence Nightingale Foundation Research Scholarship for Nurses and Midwives to assist in undertaking PhD research at Birmingham University into the impact of fronto-temporal dementia. Contributions continue to the SCIE Dementia Gateway

  • Provision of Commissioned Research

    Provision of commissioned research and evaluation of new service models, innovative interventions and commissioning.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    Many of the research projects and evaluation activities undertaken by ADS have been commissioned. Our current work includes:

    Green Dementia Care – exploring the work currently being done around green care (engaging with the environment and nature) in care homesCreative Ageing – evaluating a series of arts-based dementia interventionsDementia Dwelling Grants – evaluating the impact of providing grants to enable aids and adaptations to be installed in the homes of people living with dementiaDementia Adventure In A Box – evaluating an approach for enabling Dementia Adventure outdoor activities to be provided more widely across the UK for people with dementia and their carers

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    Many of the research projects and evaluation activities undertaken by ADS have been commissioned. Our work includes:

    MeetingDem – Evaluation of the Meeting Centres Support Programme in the UK, in collaboration with University College London and institutions in Poland and Italy http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlGreen Dementia Care – exploring the work currently being done around green care (engaging with the environment and nature) in care homesCreative Ageing – evaluating a series of arts-based dementia interventionsDementia Dwelling Grants – evaluating the impact of providing grants to enable aids and adaptations to be installed in the homes of people living with dementia

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    Many of the research projects and evaluation activities undertaken by ADS have been commissioned. Our work includes:

    MeetingDem – Evaluation of the Meeting Centres Support Programme in the UK, in collaboration with University College London and institutions in Poland and Italy http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlAdmiral Nurse Competency Framework – Developing a refreshed version of the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework that meets the needs of Admiral Nurses working in a variety of settings. The work also includes a process to enable Admiral Nurses to embed the new Competency Framework into their own practice

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Many of the research projects and evaluation activities undertaken by ADS have been commissioned. Our work includes:

    MeetingDem – Evaluation of the Meeting Centres Support Programme in the UK, in collaboration with University College London and institutions in Poland and Italy http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlAdmiral Nurse Competency Framework – Capturing views on the current Admiral Nurse Competency Framework in order to develop a refreshed version that meets the needs of Admiral Nurses working in a variety of settings. The work also includes designing a process that will enable Admiral Nurses to embed the new Competency Framework into their own practice

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    Many of the research projects and evaluation activities undertaken by ADS have been commissioned. Our work includes:

    MeetingDem – Evaluation of the Meeting Centres Support Programme in the UK, in collaboration with University College London and institutions in Poland and Italy http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlAdmiral Nurse Competency Framework – Capturing views on the current Admiral Nurse Competency Framework in order to develop a refreshed version that meets the needs of Admiral Nurses working in a variety of settings. The work also includes designing a process that will enable Admiral Nurses to embed the new Competency Framework into their own practiceSanctuary dementia design standards – Developing a set of dementia-friendly design standards for implementation in Sanctuary care homes RSAS – Exploring options for improving the quality of life for people living with dementia by providing to their families and friends through the development of a National Resource Centre for Carers of People with Dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/rsas.html

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    Many of the research projects and evaluation activities undertaken by ADS have been commissioned. Our work includes:

    MeetingDem – Evaluation of the Meeting Centres Support Programme in the UK, in collaboration with University College London and institutions in Poland and Italy http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html

    Admiral Nurse Competency Framework – Capturing views on the current Admiral Nurse Competency Framework in order to develop a refreshed version that meets the needs of Admiral Nurses working in a variety of settings. The work also includes designing a process that will enable Admiral Nurses to embed the new Competency Framework into their own practice

    Making of Me – Evaluation of the effectiveness of a mentor/mentee approach to providing creative arts-based activity sessions in care homes

    Sanctuary dementia design standards – Developing a set of dementia-friendly design standards for implementation in Sanctuary care homes

    RSAS – Exploring options for improving the quality of life for people living with dementia by providing to their families and friends through the development of a National Resource Centre for Carers of People with Dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/rsas.html

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Many of the research projects and evaluation activities undertaken by ADS have been commissioned. Our work includes:

    MeetingDem – Evaluation of the Meeting Centres Support Programme in the UK, in collaboration with University College London and institutions in Poland and Italy http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html

    Admiral Nurse Competency Framework – Capturing views on the current Admiral Nurse Competency Framework in order to develop a refreshed version that meets the needs of Admiral Nurses working in a variety of settings. The work also includes designing a process that will enable Admiral Nurses to embed the new Competency Framework into their own practice

    Making of Me – Evaluation of the effectiveness of a mentor/mentee approach to providing creative arts-based activity sessions in care homes

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Many of the research projects and evaluation activities undertaken by ADS have been commissioned. Our work includes:

    MeetingDem – Evaluation of the Meeting Centres Support Programme in the UK, in collaboration with University College London and institutions in Poland and Italy http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlKeys to Care – Evaluation of the physical and electronic versions of a set of information ‘keys’ as used by three different care organisationsAdmiral Nurse Competency Framework – Capturing views on the current Admiral Nurse Competency Framework in order to develop a refreshed version that meets the needs of Admiral Nurses working in a variety of settings. The work also includes designing a process that will enable Admiral Nurses to embed the new Competency Framework into their own practiceMaking of Me – Evaluation of the effectiveness of a mentor/mentee approach to providing creative arts-based activity sessions in care homes

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    Many of the research projects and evaluation activities undertaken by ADS have been commissioned, including:

    My Musical Memories Reminiscence Programme – Evaluation of the Alzheimer’s Society music-based intervention for people with dementia MeetingDem – Evaluation of the Meeting Centres Support Programme in the UK, in collaboration with University College London and institutions in Poland and Italy http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlConnecting Communities – Evaluation of a new model for involving the community when raising awareness of dementia amongst people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.html

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    Many of the research projects and evaluation activities undertaken by ADS have been commissioned, including:

    Musical Memories – Evaluation of the Alzheimer’s Society music-based intervention for people with dementia

    MeetingDem – Evaluation of the Meeting Centres Support Programme in the UK, in collaboration with University College London and institutions in Poland and Italy http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html

    Connecting Communities – Evaluation of a new model for involving the community when raising awareness of dementia amongst people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.html

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    Many of the research projects and evaluation activities undertaken by ADS have been commissioned, including:

    Musical Memories – Evaluation of the Alzheimer’s Society music-based intervention for people with dementia MeetingDem – Evaluation of the Meeting Centres Support Programme in the UK, in collaboration with University College London and institutions in Poland and Italy http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlConnecting Communities – Evaluation of a new model for involving the community when raising awareness of dementia amongst people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.htmlMy Home Life Admiral Nurses – Evaluation of the role of My Home Life Admiral Nurses in Orders of St John Care Trust homes

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Many of the research projects and evaluation activities undertaken by ADS have been commissioned, including:

    At Home with Dementia – This is the working title for the development of a new service model commissioned by the charity RSAS to support families affected by dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.htmlConnecting Communities – Evaluation of a new model for involving the community when raising awareness of dementia amongst people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.htmlMeetingDem – Evaluation of the Meeting Centres Support Programme in the UK, in collaboration with University College London and institutions in Poland and Italy http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlMusical Memories – Evaluation of the Alzheimer’s Society music-based intervention for people with dementia My Home Life Admiral Nurses – Evaluation of the role of My Home Life Admiral Nurses in Orders of St John Care Trust homes

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    Many of the research projects and evaluation activities undertaken by ADS have been commissioned, including:

    At Home with Dementia – This is the working title for the development of a new service model commissioned by the charity RSAS to support families affected by dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.html Connecting Communities – Evaluation of a new model for involving the community when raising awareness of dementia amongst people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.html MEETINGDEM – Evaluation of the Meeting Centres Support Programme in the UK, in collaboration with University College London and institutions in Poland and Italy http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html Musical Memories – Evaluation of the Alzheimer’s Society music-based intervention for people with dementia My Home Life Admiral Nurses – Evaluation of the role of My Home Life Admiral Nurses in Orders of St John Care Trust homes

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    Many of the research projects and evaluation activities undertaken by ADS have been commissioned, including:

    At Home with Dementia – This is the working title for the development of a new service model commissioned by the charity RSAS to support families affected by dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.htmlConnecting Communities – Evaluation of a new model for involving the community when raising awareness of dementia amongst people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.htmlRoyal College of Nursing (RCN) programme evaluation – Evaluation of the RCN programme ‘Transforming dementia care in hospital’, which aims to improve the experience of care for people with dementia and their carers in hospital and to highlight best practice across services. This programme was delivered to nine hospital sites from across the UK http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-acute-hospital-care.htmlCHC guidelines – ADS has been commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society to produce a set of guidelines for the assessment of Continuing Health Care status of people with dementia. These guidelines are intended to particularly address difficulties in assessing the psychological and emotional needs of people with advanced dementiaMEETINGDEM – Evaluation of the Meeting Centres Support Programme in the UK, in collaboration with University College London and institutions in Poland and Italy http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.htmlMy Home Life Admiral Nurses – Evaluation of the role of My Home Life Admiral Nurses in Orders of St John Care Trust homes

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    Many of the research projects and evaluation activities undertaken by ADS have been commissioned, including:

    At Home with Dementia – This is the working title for the development of a new service model commissioned by the charity RSAS to support families affected by dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/at-home-with-dementia.htmlConnecting Communities – Evaluation of a new model for involving the community when raising awareness of dementia amongst people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-in-black-and-minority-ethnic-communities.htmlRoyal College of Nursing (RCN) programme evaluation – Evaluation of the RCN programme ‘Transforming dementia care in hospital’, which aims to improve the experience of care for people with dementia and their carers in hospital and to highlight best practice across services. This programme is currently being delivered to nine hospital sites from across the UK http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-acute-hospital-care.html CHC guidelines – ADS has been commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society to produce a set of guidelines for the assessment of Continuing Health Care status of people with dementia. These guidelines are intended to particularly address difficulties in assessing the psychological and emotional needs of people with advanced dementiaMeetingDem – Evaluation of the Meeting Centres Support Programme in the UK, in collaboration with University College London and institutions in Poland and Italy http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/meetingdem-jpnd.html

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS has been commissioned to carry out a number of research and evaluation projects including:

    At Home with Dementia – This is the working title for the development of a new service model commissioned by the charity RSAS to support families affected by dementia Connecting Communities – Evaluation of a new model for involving the community when raising awareness of dementia amongst people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds Royal College of Nursing (RCN) programme evaluation – Evaluation of the RCN programme ‘Transforming dementia care in hospital’, which aims to improve the experience of care for people with dementia and their carers in hospital and to highlight best practice across services. This programme is currently being delivered to nine hospital sites from across the UK. CHC guidelines – ADS has been commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society to produce a set of guidelines for the assessment of Continuing Health Care status of people with dementia. These guidelines are intended to particularly address difficulties in assessing the psychological and emotional needs of people with advanced dementia. MEETINGDEM – Evaluation of the Meeting Centres Support Programme in the UK, in collaboration with University College London. ADS has been awarded a European Union research grant to carry out this work, which will commence in 2014.

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS has been commissioned to carry out a number of research and evaluation projects including:

    Intergenerational Schools project – Evaluation of the pilot phase which aims to raise awareness of dementia in schools. Funded by the Strategic Health Authority as part of Prime Minister’s Challenge on dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-friendly-communities.html At Home with Dementia – This is the working title for the development of a new service model commissioned by the charity RSAS to support families affected by dementia Connecting Communities – Evaluation of a new model for involving the community when raising awareness of dementia amongst people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds Royal College of Nursing (RCN) programme evaluation – Evaluation of the RCN programme ‘Transforming dementia care in hospital’, which aims to improve the experience of care for people with dementia and their carers in hospital and to highlight best practice across services. This programme is currently being delivered to nine hospital sites from across the UK. MEETINGDEM – Evaluation of the Meeting Centres Support Programme in the UK, in collaboration with University College London. ADS has been awarded a European Union research grant to carry out this work, which will commence in 2014.

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS has been commissioned to carry out a number of research and evaluation projects including:

    Carers as Educators project – Commissioned by Dementia UK to evaluate a training programme which involves carers in the delivery of the training to care home and domiciliary care staff Intergenerational Schools project – Evaluation of the pilot phase which aims to raise awareness of dementia in schools. Funded by the Strategic Health Authority as part of Prime Minister’s Challenge on dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-friendly-communities.html At Home with Dementia – This is the working title for the development of a new service model commissioned by the charity RSAS to support families affected by dementia

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    ADS has been commissioned to carry out a number of research and evaluation projects including:

    Carers as Educators project – Commissioned by Dementia UK to evaluate a training programme which involves carers in the delivery of the training to care home and domiciliary care staff Intergenerational Schools project – Evaluation of the pilot phase which aims to raise awareness of dementia in schools. Funded by the Strategic Health Authority as part of Prime Minister’s Challenge on dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-friendly-communities.html At Home with Dementia – This is the working title for the development of a new service model commissioned by the charity RSAS to support families affected by dementia

    2012 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS has been commissioned to carry out a number of research and evaluation projects, and three current projects are:

    Carers as Educators project – Commissioned by Dementia UK to evaluate a training programme which involves carers in the delivery of the training to care home and domiciliary care staff.

    Intergenerational Schools project – Evaluation of the pilot phase which aims to raise awareness of dementia in schools. Funded by the Strategic Health Authority as part of Prime Minister’s Challenge on dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-friendly-communities.html

    At Home with Dementia – This is the working title for the development of a new service model commissioned by the charity RSAS to support families effected by dementia.

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    We have started work on the ASSET project (Adult Social Care Settings and Environments) to explore how best to provide adult social care in housing with care schemes in England, in order to maximise quality of life for residents and make the best use of resources. ASSET has been commissioned and funded by the Department of Health’s NIHR School for Social Care Research. We have now completed phase one, a review of the existing literature, and are starting work on a survey of local authorities and housing with care providers.

    http://assetproject.wordpress.com/

    We have been active in undertaking commissioned research and development including the development of the care fit for VIPS website.

    http://ihsc.worc.ac.uk/dementia/vips.html

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    We have been active in undertaking commissioned research and development including the development of the care fit for VIPS website.

    http://ihsc.worc.ac.uk/dementia/vips.html

  • Accredited Dementia Education and Training

    Provide a range of specialist accredited dementia education and training opportunities for those involved in delivering care at all points along the pathway including early interventions, primary care, care at home, acute hospital care, intermediate care, care homes, specialist housing and end of life care.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS works to ensure that our research findings inform our education courses, enabling theory to be put into practice. We continue to deliver a range of bespoke education programmes for professionals working across all care settings.

    ADS also delivers Masterclasses and workshops covering topics such as dementia friendly design, sexuality and intimacy with dementia, frailty, dementia and pain, MCA and truth telling, end of life, person centred care, and music and dementia.

    ADS has expanded its range of university modules both at level 6 (degree) and level 7 (masters) to include:

    Dementia care in the hospital settingDementia care in the community settingLeadership in Person-Centred Services for people living with dementiaInterventions in DementiaWorking with people with dementia – Applying the Admiral Nursing Competency Framework. This module now focuses on the refreshed competency framework resulting from our research project to develop this.A module based on the findings from the FITS research project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/advanced-practice-in-delivering-person-centred-dementia-care.html

    More information about our education provision can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html.

    ADS also provides input to a variety of nursing and paramedic courses run by the University of Worcester, and we also deliver sessions and workshops at the annual Nursing Conference for University of Worcester students.

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS works to ensure that our research findings inform our education courses, enabling theory to be put into practice. We continue to deliver a range of bespoke education programmes for professionals working across all care settings. Courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia careLeadership in dementia careSpecialist dementia careSpecialist dementia care in acute settings

    ADS also delivers Masterclasses and workshops covering topics such as dementia friendly design, sexuality and intimacy with dementia, frailty, dementia and pain, MCA and truth telling, end of life, person centred care, and music and dementia.

    ADS has expanded its range of university modules both at level 6 (degree) and level 7 (masters) to include:

    Dementia care in the hospital settingDementia care in the community settingLeadership in Person-Centred Services for people living with dementiaInterventions in DementiaWorking with people with dementia – Applying the Admiral Nursing Competency Framework. This module now focuses on the refreshed competency framework resulting from our research project to develop this.A module based on the findings from the FITS research project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/advanced-practice-in-delivering-person-centred-dementia-care.html

    More information about our education provision can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html.

    ADS also provides input to a variety of nursing and paramedic courses run by the University of Worcester, and we also deliver sessions and workshops at the annual Nursing Conference for University of Worcester students.

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    ADS works to ensure that our research findings inform our education courses, enabling theory to be put into practice. We continue to deliver a range of bespoke education programmes for professionals working across all care settings. Courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia careLeadership in dementia careSpecialist dementia careSpecialist dementia care in acute settings

    ADS also delivers Masterclasses covering topics such as dementia friendly design, sexuality and intimacy with dementia, frailty, and pain.

    ADS has expanded its range of university modules both at level 6 (degree) and level 7 (masters) to include:

    Dementia care in the hospital settingDementia care in the community settingLeadership in Person-Centred Services for people living with dementiaInterventions in DementiaWorking with people with dementia – Applying the Admiral Nursing Competency FrameworkA module based on the findings from the FITS research project http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/advanced-practice-in-delivering-person-centred-dementia-care.html

    More information about our education provision can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html.

    ADS also provides input to a variety of nursing and paramedic courses run by the University of Worcester, and we also deliver sessions and workshops at the annual Nursing Conference for University of Worcester students.

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS works to ensure that our research findings inform our education courses, enabling theory to be put into practice. We continue to deliver a range of bespoke education programmes for professionals working across all care settings. Courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia careLeadership in dementia careSpecialist dementia careSpecialist dementia care in acute settings

    A 2-year Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies has been running successfully for a couple of years now, and our first cohort of students graduated in November.

    ADS has also been developing a series of Masterclasses which began in November. These have included a session on dementia friendly design and one on sexuality and intimacy with dementia.

    ADS has expanded its range of university modules both at level 6 (degree) and level 7 (masters) to include:

    Dementia care in the hospital settingDementia care in the community settingLeadership in Person-Centred Services for people living with dementiaInterventions in DementiaWorking with people with dementia – Applying the Admiral Nursing Competency Framework

    A new module based on the findings from the FITS research project has also begun. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/advanced-practice-in-delivering-person-centred-dementia-care.html

    More information about our education provision can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html.

    ADS also provides input to a variety of nursing and paramedic courses run by the University of Worcester, and we also delivered a number of sessions and workshops at a Nursing Conference for University of Worcester students.

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS works to ensure that our research findings inform our education courses, enabling theory to be put into practice. We continue to deliver a range of bespoke education programmes for professionals working across all care settings. Courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia careLeadership in dementia careSpecialist dementia careSpecialist dementia care in acute settings

    A 2-year Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies has been running successfully for a couple of years now.

    ADS has also been developing a series of Masterclasses which will begin in Autumn 2016.

    ADS has expanded its range of university modules both at level 6 (degree) and level 7 (masters) to include:

    Dementia care in the hospital settingDementia care in the community settingLeadership in Person-Centred Services for people living with dementiaInterventions in DementiaWorking with people with dementia – Applying the Admiral Nursing Competency Framework

    A new module based on the findings from the FITS research project has also been developed and is due to start in Autumn 2016. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/advanced-practice-in-delivering-person-centred-dementia-care.html

    More information about our education provision can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html.

    ADS also provides input to a variety of nursing and paramedic courses run by the University of Worcester, and we are currently planning our involvement in a Nursing Conference for University of Worcester students.

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS works to ensure that our research findings inform our education courses, enabling theory to be put into practice. We continue to deliver a range of bespoke education programmes for professionals working across all care settings. Courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia care

    Leadership in dementia care

    Specialist dementia care

    Specialist dementia care in acute settings

    A 2-year Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies has been running successfully for a couple of years now.

    ADS has also been developing a series of Masterclasses which are due to begin in Autumn 2016.

    ADS has expanded its range of university modules both at level 6 (degree) and level 7 (masters) to include:

    Dementia care in the hospital setting

    Dementia care in the community setting

    Leadership in Person-Centred Services for people living with dementia

    Interventions in Dementia

    Working with people with dementia – Applying the Admiral Nursing Competency Framework

    A new module based on the findings from the FITS research project has also been developed and attracted a good level of interest. This is due to start in Autumn 2016. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/advanced-practice-in-delivering-person-centred-dementia-care.html

    More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html.

    ADS also provides input to a variety of nursing and paramedic courses run by the University of Worcester.

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    ADS works to ensure that our research findings inform our education courses, enabling theory to be put into practice. We continue to deliver a range of bespoke education programmes for professionals working across all care settings. Courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia care

    Leadership in dementia care

    Specialist dementia care

    Specialist dementia care in acute settings

    A 2-year Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies has been running successfully for a couple of years now.

    ADS has also been developing a series of Masterclasses which are due to begin in Autumn 2016.

    ADS has expanded its range of university modules both at level 6 (degree) and level 7 (masters) to include:

    Dementia care in the hospital setting

    Dementia care in the community setting

    Leadership in Person-Centred Services for people living with dementia

    Interventions in Dementia

    Working with people with dementia – Applying the Admiral Nursing Competency Framework

    More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html.

    ADS also provides input to a variety of nursing and paramedic courses run by the University of Worcester.

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS works to ensure that our research findings inform our education courses, enabling theory to be put into practice. We continue to deliver a range of bespoke education programmes for professionals working across all care settings. Courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia careLeadership in dementia careSpecialist dementia careSpecialist dementia care in acute settings.

    A 2-year Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies has also been developed by ADS within the University of Worcester, and it is currently hosting its second cohort.

    ADS has expanded its range of university modules both at level 6 (degree) and level 7 (masters) to include:

    Dementia care in the hospital settingDementia care in the community settingLeadership in Person-Centred Services for people living with dementiaInterventions in DementiaWorking with people with dementia – Applying the Admiral Nursing Competency Framework

    More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html.

    ADS also provides input to a variety of nursing and paramedic courses run by the University of Worcester.

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS works to ensure that our research findings inform our education and training courses, enabling theory to be put into practice. We continue to deliver a range of bespoke education programmes for professionals working across all care settings. Courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia careLeadership in dementia careSpecialist dementia careSpecialist dementia care in acute settingsSeries of sessions for GPs around diagnosing dementia

    A 2-year Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies has also been developed by ADS within the University of Worcester, with the new cohort beginning in September 2015.

    ADS is expanding its range of university modules both at level 6 (degree) and level 7 (masters). These modules will be available from October 2015 and include:

    Leadership in Person-Centred Services for people living with dementiaInterventions in DementiaAdmiral Nurse specific module

    More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html.

    ADS also provides input to a variety of nursing and paramedic courses run by the University of Worcester.

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS works to ensure that our research findings inform our education and training courses, enabling theory to be put into practice. We continue to deliver a range of bespoke education programmes for professionals working across all care settings. Courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia careLeadership in dementia careSpecialist dementia careSpecialist dementia care in acute settingsSeries of sessions for GPs around diagnosing dementia

    A 2-year Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies has also been developed by ADS within the University of Worcester, with the first cohort beginning in September 2014.

    ADS is expanding its range of university modules both at level 6 (degree) and level 7 (masters). These modules will be available from October 2015, more information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html.

    ADS also provides input to a variety of nursing and paramedic courses run by the University of Worcester.

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    ADS works to ensure that our research findings inform our education and training courses, enabling theory to be put into practice. We continue to deliver a range of bespoke education programmes for professionals working across all care settings. Courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia careLeadership in dementia careSpecialist dementia careSpecialist dementia care in acute settingsSeries of sessions for GPs around diagnosing dementia

    A 2-year Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies has also been developed by ADS within the University of Worcester, with the first cohort beginning in September 2014.

    ADS is expanding its range of university modules both at level 6 (degree) and level 7 (masters). These modules will be available from October 2015, more information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html.

    ADS also provides input to a variety of nursing and paramedic courses run by the University of Worcester, and provided substantial input to a one-day dementia conference for all first-year nursing students.

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS continues to deliver a range of bespoke education programmes for professionals working across all care settings. Courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia careLeadership in dementia careSpecialist dementia careSupport people with learning difficulties and dementiaSpecialist dementia care in acute settingsSpecialist dementia care for GPs and practice staff

    A 2-year Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies has also been developed by ADS within the University of Worcester, with the first cohort beginning in September 2014.

    ADS also provides input to a variety of nursing and paramedic courses run by the University of Worcester, and provided substantial input to a one-day dementia conference for all first-year nursing students.

    http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to deliver a range of bespoke education programmes for professionals working across all care settings. Courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia careLeadership in dementia careSpecialist dementia careSupport people with learning difficulties and dementiaSpecialist dementia care in acute settingsSpecialist dementia care for GPs and practice staff

    A 2-year Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies has also been developed by ADS within the University of Worcester, with the first cohort beginning in September 2014.

    ADS also provides input to a variety of nursing and paramedic courses run by the University of Worcester.

    http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to deliver a range of bespoke education programmes for professionals working across all care settings. Courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia careLeadership in dementia careSpecialist dementia careSupport people with learning difficulties and dementiaSpecialist dementia care in acute settingsSpecialist dementia care for GPs and practice staff

    A 2-year Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies is also being developed by ADS within the University of Worcester.

    ADS also provides input to a variety of nursing and paramedic courses run by the University of Worcester.

    http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to deliver a range of bespoke education programmes for professionals working across all care settings. Courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia careLeadership in dementia careSpecialist dementia careSupport people with learning difficulties and dementiaSpecialist dementia care in acute settingsSpecialist dementia care for GPs and practice staff

    A 2-year Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies is also being developed by ADS within the University of Worcester.

    ADS also provides input to a variety of nursing and paramedic courses run by the University of Worcester.

    http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS delivers a range of bespoke educational programmes to a wide variety of professionals on an ongoing basis (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html). The courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia careLeadership in dementia care Specialist dementia care Support people with learning difficulties and dementia Specialist dementia care in acute settings Specialist dementia care for GPs and practice staff

    ADS is developing a wider range of named University modules to form part of a University Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Dementia Care. The modules include: 

    Early interventions in dementiaUnderstanding psycho-social research in dementiaSupporting younger people with dementia and their familiesCreativity in dementia

    ADS continues to provide teaching input to a number of nursing and paramedic courses at the University of Worcester, including running an annual one-day Dementia Conference for all first-year nursing students

    Also within the University of Worcester, ADS is working with colleagues to develop a Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies which will begin in September 2014 http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/foundation-degree-dementia-studies.html

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS delivers a range of bespoke educational programmes to a wide variety of professionals on an ongoing basis (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html). The courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia careLeadership in dementia care Specialist dementia care Support people with learning difficulties and dementia Specialist dementia care in acute settings Specialist dementia care for GPs and practice staff

    ADS is developing a wider range of named University modules to form part of a University Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Dementia Care. The modules include: 

    Early interventions in dementiaUnderstanding psycho-social research in dementiaSupporting younger people with dementia and their familiesCreativity in dementia

    ADS continues to provide teaching input to a number of nursing and paramedic courses at the University of Worcester, including running an annual one-day Dementia Conference for all first-year nursing students

    Also within the University of Worcester, ADS is working with colleagues to develop a Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies which will begin in September 2014 http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/foundation-degree-dementia-studies.html

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS delivers a range of bespoke educational programmes to a wide variety of professionals on an ongoing basis (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html). The courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia careLeadership in dementia care Specialist dementia care Support people with learning difficulties and dementia Specialist dementia care in acute settings Specialist dementia care for GPs and practice staff

    ADS is developing a wider range of named University modules to form part of a University Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Dementia Care. The modules include: 

    Early interventions in dementiaUnderstanding psycho-social research in dementiaSupporting younger people with dementia and their familiesCreativity in dementia

    ADS continues to provide teaching input to a number of nursing and paramedic courses at the University of Worcester, including running an annual one-day Dementia Conference for all first-year nursing students

    Also within the University of Worcester, ADS is working with colleagues to develop a Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies which will begin in September 2014 http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/foundation-degree-dementia-studies.html

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    ADS delivers a range of bespoke educational programmes to a wide variety of professionals on an ongoing basis (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html). The courses include:

    Fundamentals in dementia careLeadership in dementia care Specialist dementia care Support people with learning difficulties and dementia Specialist dementia care in acute settings Specialist dementia care for GPs and practice staff

    ADS is developing a wider range of named University modules to form part of a University Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Dementia Care. The modules include: 

    Early interventions in dementiaUnderstanding psycho-social research in dementiaSupporting younger people with dementia and their familiesCreativity in dementia

    ADS continues to provide teaching input to a number of nursing and paramedic courses at the University of Worcester, including running an annual one-day Dementia Conference for all first-year nursing students

    Also within the University of Worcester, ADS is working with colleagues to develop a Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies which will begin in September 2014 http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/foundation-degree-dementia-studies.html

    2012 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS regularly delivers a range of bespoke educational programmes to a wide variety of professionals (http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html).

    The number of Associate Specialists employed by ADS has increased to help meet the current demand for our courses, which include:

    - Fundamentals in dementia care

    - Leadership in dementia care

    - Specialist dementia care

    - Support people with learning difficulties and dementia

    - Specialist dementia care in acute settings

    - Specialist dementia care for GPs and practice staff

    ADS has also run an accredited Early Interventions in Dementia module and is developing a wider range of named University modules to form part of a University Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Dementia Care. The modules include:

    - Early interventions in dementia

    - Understanding psycho-social research in dementia

    - Supporting younger people with dementia and their families

    - Creativity in dementia

    ADS has provided teaching input to a number of nursing and paramedic courses at the University of Worcester, including running a one-day Dementia Conference for all first-year nursing students.

    Also within the University of Worcester, ADS is working with colleagues to develop a Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/foundation-degree-dementia-studies.html

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    We have been busy working on the ALCOVE (Alzheimer Cooperative Evaluation in Europe) programme which is a European Joint Action on dementia. We have the lead on the work package on early diagnosis and intervention. We are currently analysing the results of a pan European survey and reviewing the literature to come up with recommendations for policy makers across the EU http://ihsc.worc.ac.uk/dementia/alcove.html

    We continue to deliver an extensive programme of bespoke education courses on early interventions, care homes, acute hospital care, specialist housing and end of life care. We have also delivered professional accredited action learning sets (varying duration between 5-12 days) including

    leadership & management in dementia care specialist/champion/locksmith courses specialist mental health courses dementia course for commissioners specialist dementia course in acute hospital care.

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    We successfully tendered for the lead for a EU programme of work on Early Diagnosis and Interventions through the ALCOVE programme which we commenced in January 2012

    http://ihsc.worc.ac.uk/dementia/alcove.html

    We continue to deliver an extensive programme of bespoke education courses on early interventions, care homes, acute hospital care, specialist housing and end of life care. We have also delivered professional accredited action learning sets (varying duration between 5-12 days) including

    leadership & management in dementia carespecialist/champion/locksmith coursesspecialist mental health coursesdementia course for commissionersspecialist dementia course in acute hospital care.

  • Deliver Professional Accredited Leadership

    Deliver professional accredited leadership development programs for those directing, managing and commissioning dementia care services

    Status:
    Implementation

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    Our ‘Leadership in Dementia Care’ education programme and ‘Leadership in Person-Centred Services for people living with dementia’ module were designed specifically to meet the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. In addition, managers also regularly attend courses across our range.

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    The ‘Leadership in Dementia Care’ education programme and ‘Leadership in Person-Centred Services for people living with dementia’ module were designed specifically to meet the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. In addition, managers also regularly attend courses across our range.

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    The ‘Leadership in Dementia Care’ education programme and Leadership module were designed specifically to meet the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. In addition, managers also regularly attend courses across our range.

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    The ‘Leadership in Dementia Care’ education programme and Leadership module were designed specifically to meet the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. In addition, managers also regularly attend courses across our offered range.

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    The ‘Leadership in Dementia Care’ education programme and Leadership module were designed specifically to meet the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. In addition, managers also regularly attend courses across our offered range.

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    The ‘Leadership in Dementia Care’ education programme and Leadership module were designed specifically to meet the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. In addition, managers also regularly attend courses across our offered range.

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    The ‘Leadership in Dementia Care’ education programme and Leadership module were designed specifically to meet the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. In addition, managers also regularly attend courses across our offered range.

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    The ‘Leadership in Dementia Care’ education programme and Leadership module were designed specifically to meet the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. In addition, managers also regularly attend courses across our offered range.

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    The ‘Leadership in Dementia Care’ education programme was designed specifically to meet the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. In addition, managers also regularly attend courses across our offered range.

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    The ‘Leadership in Dementia Care’ education programme was designed specifically to meet the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. In addition, managers also regularly attend courses across our offered range.

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    The ‘Leadership in Dementia Care’ education programme was designed specifically to meet the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. In addition, managers also regularly attend courses across our offered range.

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    The ‘Leadership in Dementia Care’ education programme was designed specifically to meet the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. In addition, managers also regularly attend courses across our offered range.

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    The ‘Leadership in Dementia Care’ education programme was designed specifically to meet the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. In addition, managers also regularly attend courses across our offered range.

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    The ‘Leadership in Dementia Care’ education programme was designed specifically to meet the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. In addition, managers also regularly attend courses across our offered range.

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    The ‘Leadership in Dementia Care’ education programme was designed specifically to meet the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. In addition, managers also regularly attend courses across our offered range.

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    While Managers regularly attend courses across our range of education programmes, the ‘Leadership in dementia care’ programme has been aimed specifically at meeting the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. http://www.worc.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    While Managers regularly attend courses across our range of education programmes, the ‘Leadership in dementia care’ programme has been aimed specifically at meeting the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. http://www.worc.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    While Managers regularly attend courses across our range of education programmes, the ‘Leadership in dementia care’ programme has been aimed specifically at meeting the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. http://www.worc.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    While Managers regularly attend courses across our range of education programmes, the ‘Leadership in dementia care’ programme has been aimed specifically at meeting the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. http://www.worc.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html

    2012 - Fourth Quarter Update

    While Managers regularly attend courses across our range of education programmes, the ‘Leadership in dementia care’ programme has been aimed specifically at meeting the needs of those managing and commissioning dementia services. http://www.worc.ac.uk/discover/dementia-education-training.html

    In addition, uptake of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit (http://www.carefitforvips.co.uk) has been encouraging with approximately 1800 people having registered, including 1200-1300 care home managers.

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    We also continue work on our web-based resource toolkit designed for care homes managers wanting to improve person centred dementia care based on the VIPS framework. The website is called Care fit for VIPS and was produced in partnership with Eqip4change and Crystal Presentations. It was funded by West Midlands SHA as part of their strategy to decreases antipsychotic prescribing in care homes for people with dementia. http://www.carefitforvips.co.uk we are undertaking some follow-up work with trusts within the West Midlands and are having discussions about different versions of the website for acute care and domiciliary care.

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    We have also completed a web-based resource toolkit designed for care homes managers wanting to improve person centred dementia care based on the VIPS framework. The website is called Care fit for VIPS and was produced in partnership with Eqip4change and Crystal Presentations. It was funded by West Midlands SHA as part of their strategy to decreases antipsychotic prescribing in care homes for people with dementia.

    http://www.carefitforvips.co.uk

  • Provide Evidence-based Consultancy

    Provide evidence-based consultancy to improve practice directly for providers of health, social care and housing. 

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level. This includes offering advice on the use of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit and Enabling Environments assessment tool, and subsequently assisting users to prioritise changes that they may wish to make to their services. ADS also undertakes environmental audits for different care providers to help improve existing premises, as well as providing assistance when planning a new building or service.

    We also offer consultancy regarding evaluating the impact and effectiveness of products and training.

    Our areas of expertise include: 

    Creating enabling environmentsPeri-diagnostic and post-diagnostic interventionsDementia friendly communities and businessesSkilled care and leadership for complex care servicesCreativity and the artsQuality improvement programmes including tools for practicePerson-centred dementia care at home, in supported housing, hospitals and care homesActivity, sport and natureInformation, communication and assistive technologies

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level. This includes offering advice on the use of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit and Enabling Environments assessment tool, and subsequently assisting users to prioritise changes that they may wish to make to their services. ADS also undertakes environmental audits for different care providers to help improve existing premises, as well as providing assistance when planning a new building or service.

    ADS has also provided consultancy to Sanctuary Care to produce a set of dementia-friendly design standards which will be implemented across their range of care homes. We have also consulted on the development of an associated e-learning course which aims to inform staff of the principles of dementia-friendly design.

    We also offer consultancy regarding evaluating the impact and effectiveness of products and training.

    Our areas of expertise include: 

    Creating enabling environmentsPeri-diagnostic and post-diagnostic interventionsDementia friendly communities and businessesSkilled care and leadership for complex care servicesCreativity and the artsQuality improvement programmes including tools for practicePerson-centred dementia care at home, in supported housing, hospitals and care homesActivity, sport and natureInformation, communication and assistive technologies

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level. This includes offering advice on the use of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit and Enabling Environments assessment tool, and subsequently assisting users to prioritise changes that they may wish to make to their services. ADS also undertakes environmental audits for different care providers.

    ADS has also provided consultancy to Sanctuary Care to produce a set of dementia-friendly design standards which will be implemented across their range of care homes. We have also consulted on the development of an associated e-learning course which aims to inform staff of the principles of dementia-friendly design.

    Our areas of expertise include: 

    Creating enabling environmentsPeri-diagnostic and post-diagnostic interventionsDementia friendly communities and businessesSkilled care and leadership for complex care servicesCreativity and the artsQuality improvement programmes including tools for practicePerson-centred dementia care at home, in supported housing, hospitals and care homesActivity, sport and natureInformation, communication and assistive technologies

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS continues to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level. This includes offering advice on the use of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit and Enabling Environments assessment tool (both the paper and new app version) and subsequently assisting users to prioritise changes that they may wish to make to their services. ADS has recently undertaken a number of environmental audits for different care providers.

    Our areas of expertise include: 

    Creating enabling environmentsPeri-diagnostic and post-diagnostic interventionsDementia friendly communities and businessesSkilled care and leadership for complex care servicesCreativity and the artsQuality improvement programmes including tools for practicePerson-centred dementia care at home, in supported housing, hospitals and care homesActivity, sport and natureInformation, communication and assistive technologies

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level. This includes offering advice on the use of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit and Enabling Environments assessment tool (both the paper and new app version) and subsequently assisting users to prioritise changes that they may wish to make to their services. ADS has recently undertaken a number of environmental audits for different care providers.

    Our areas of expertise include: 

    Creating enabling environmentsPeri-diagnostic and post-diagnostic interventionsDementia friendly communities and businessesSkilled care and leadership for complex care servicesCreativity and the artsQuality improvement programmes including tools for practicePerson-centred dementia care at home, in supported housing, hospitals and care homesActivity, sport and natureInformation, communication and assistive technologies

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level. This includes offering advice on the use of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit and Enabling Environments assessment tool (both the paper and new app version) and subsequently assisting users to prioritise changes that they may wish to make to their services.

    Our areas of expertise include: 

    Creating enabling environments

    Peri-diagnostic and post-diagnostic interventions

    Dementia friendly communities and businesses

    Skilled care and leadership for complex care services

    Creativity and the arts

    Quality improvement programmes including tools for practice

    Person-centred dementia care at home, in supported housing, hospitals and care homes

    Activity, sport and natureInformation, communication and assistive technologies

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level. This includes offering advice on the use of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit and Enabling Environments assessment tool (both the paper and new app version) and subsequently assisting users to prioritise changes that they may wish to make to their services.

    Our areas of expertise include: 

    Creating enabling environments

    Peri-diagnostic and post-diagnostic interventions

    Dementia friendly communities and businesses

    Skilled care and leadership for complex care services

    Creativity and the arts

    Quality improvement programmes including tools for practice

    Person-centred dementia care at home, in supported housing, hospitals and care homes

    Activity, sport and natureInformation, communication and assistive technologies

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS continues to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level. This includes offering advice on the use of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit and Enabling Environments assessment tool (both the paper and new app version) and subsequently assisting users to prioritise changes that they may wish to make to their services.

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level. This includes offering advice on the use of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit and Enabling Environments assessment tool and subsequently assisting users to prioritise changes that they may wish to make to their services.

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level.

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level.

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS continues to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level.

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level.

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level.

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level.

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    We continue to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level.

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    We continue to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level.

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    We continue to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level.

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    We continue to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level.

    2012 - Fourth Quarter Update

    We continue to offer service evaluation and advice to a wide range of agencies at a local, regional and national level.

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    We are currently working on the dissemination of the NHS West Midlands programme with the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust in developing services of excellence in the acute hospital and the dementia care bundle.

    http://ihsc.worc.ac.uk/dementia/excellent.html

    Continuing expert consultancy on the dementia friendly acute hospital and development of care bundles for people with dementia in acute hospitals.

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    Continuing expert consultancy on the dementia friendly acute hospital and development of care bundles for people with dementia in acute hospitals.

  • Skills Development

    Contribute to the skills development of those working in training and education in dementia care.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS was involved in the original development of two education resources and their continued advancement:

    The Stand by Me DVD and training resources and associated online e-learning package are being used across the UK and in ADS education courses. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html.The different versions of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit have been incorporated into ADS training courses, helping to address the needs of staff working in care homes, domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html. This toolkit has also been used by a care provider in Australia to evaluate their current care provision and identify areas for development.

    The findings from the FITS research programme have been translated into a Masters level module which will equip participants to organise, prepare, deliver and critically review the teaching and supervision elements of the FITS into Practice programme in care home and extra-care housing organisations. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/advanced-practice-in-delivering-person-centred-dementia-care.html

    Where possible, our education courses follow an action learning approach which involves participants completing a short project during a break in the course. This aims to develop participants’ skills by encouraging them to put what they have learnt into practice and gain feedback on their progress in a supportive environment.

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS was involved in the original development of two education resources and their continued advancement:

    The Stand by Me DVD and training resources and associated online e-learning package are being used across the UK and in ADS education courses. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html.The different versions of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit have been incorporated into ADS training courses, helping to address the needs of staff working in care homes, domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html.

    The findings from the FITS research programme have been translated into a Masters level module which will equip participants to organise, prepare, deliver and critically review the teaching and supervision elements of the FITS into Practice programme in care home and extra-care housing organisations. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/advanced-practice-in-delivering-person-centred-dementia-care.html

    Where possible, our education courses follow an action learning approach which involves participants completing a short project during a break in the course. This aims to develop participants’ skills by encouraging them to put what they have learnt into practice and gain feedback on their progress in a supportive environment.

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    ADS was involved in the original development of two education resources and their continued advancement:

    The Stand by Me DVD and training resources is being used across the UK and ADS, in conjunction with Skills for Health and NHS Trusts in Herefordshire and Worcester, has converted it into an online e-learning package to enhance its accessibility for professionals working with people with dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html.The different versions of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit have been incorporated into ADS training courses, helping to address the needs of staff working in care homes, domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html.

    The findings from the FITS research programme have also been translated into a Masters level module which will equip participants to organise, prepare, deliver and critically review the teaching and supervision elements of the FITS into Practice programme in care home and extra-care housing organisations. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/advanced-practice-in-delivering-person-centred-dementia-care.html

    Where possible, out education courses follow an action learning approach which involves participants completing a short project during the course. This aims to encourage participants to develop their skills by encouraging them to put what they have learnt into practice and gain feedback on their progress in a supportive environment.

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS was involved in the original development of two education resources and their continued advancement:

    The Stand by Me DVD and training resources is being used across the UK and ADS, in conjunction with Skills for Health and NHS Trusts in Herefordshire and Worcester, has converted it into an online e-learning package to enhance its accessibility for professionals working with people with dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html.The different versions of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit have been incorporated into ADS training courses, helping to address the needs of staff working in care homes, domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html.

    The findings from the FITS research programme have also been translated into a Masters level module which will equip participants to organise, prepare, deliver and critically review the teaching and supervision elements of the FITS into Practice programme in care home and extra-care housing organisations. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/advanced-practice-in-delivering-person-centred-dementia-care.html

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS was involved in the original development of two education resources and their continued advancement:

    The Stand by Me DVD and training resources is being used across the UK and ADS, in conjunction with Skills for Health and NHS Trusts in Herefordshire and Worcester, has converted it into an online e-learning package to enhance its accessibility for professionals working with people with dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html.The different versions of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit have been incorporated into ADS training courses, helping to address the needs of staff working in care homes, domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html.

    The findings from the FITS research programme have also been translated into a Masters level module which will equip participants to organise, prepare, deliver and critically review the teaching and supervision elements of the FITS into Practice programme in care home and extra-care housing organisations. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/advanced-practice-in-delivering-person-centred-dementia-care.html

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS was involved in the original development of two education resources and their continued advancement:

    The Stand by Me DVD and training resources is being used across the UK and ADS, in conjunction with Skills for Health and NHS Trusts in Herefordshire and Worcester, has converted it into an online e-learning package to enhance its accessibility for professionals working with people with dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html.

    The different versions of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit have been incorporated into ADS training courses, helping to address the needs of staff working in care homes, domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html.

    The findings from the FITS research programme have also been translated into a masters level module which will equip participants to organise, prepare, deliver and critically review the teaching and supervision elements of the FITS into Practice programme in care home and extra-care housing organisations. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/advanced-practice-in-delivering-person-centred-dementia-care.html

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    ADS was involved in the original development of two education resources and their continued advancement:

    The Stand by Me DVD and training resources is being used across the UK and ADS, in conjunction with Skills for Health and NHS Trusts in Herefordshire and Worcester, has converted it into an online e-learning package to enhance its accessibility for professionals working with people with dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html.

    The different versions of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit have been incorporated into ADS training courses, helping to address the needs of staff working in care homes, domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html.

    In addition, the popular and successful book ‘Person-Centred Dementia Care’, which describes the VIPS framework on which the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit is based, has been updated with a second edition now available.

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS was involved in the original development of two education resources and their continued advancement:

    The Stand by Me DVD and training resources is being used across the UK and ADS, in conjunction with Skills for Health and NHS Trusts in Herefordshire and Worcester, has converted it into an online e-learning package to enhance its accessibility for professionals working with people with dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html. The resource was shortlisted for a prestigious E-Learning Award in the category of 'Excellence in the production of learning content - not for profit sector' but unfortunately did not win.The different versions of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit have been incorporated into ADS training courses, helping to address the needs of staff working in care homes, domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html. Discussions are also in progress regarding the development of a version focusing on learning disabilities and dementia.

    In addition, the popular and successful book ‘Person-Centred Dementia Care’, which describes the VIPS framework on which the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit is based, has been updated with a second edition now available.

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS was involved in the original development of two education resources and their continued advancement:

    The Stand by Me DVD and training resources is being used across the UK and ADS, in conjunction with Skills for Health and NHS Trusts in Herefordshire and Worcester, has  converted it into an online e-learning package to enhance its accessibility for professionals working with people with dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html . Following its launch in April 2015, the resource has been shortlisted for a prestigious E-Learning Award in the category of 'Excellence in the production of learning content - not for profit sector'.The different versions of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit have been incorporated into ADS training courses, helping to address the needs of staff working in care homes, domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html. Discussions are also in progress regarding the development of a version focusing on learning disabilities and dementia.

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS was involved in the original development of two education resources and their continued advancement:

    The Stand by Me DVD and training resources is being used across the UK and ADS, in conjunction with Skills for Health and NHS Trusts in Herefordshire and Worcester, has converted it into an online e-learning package to enhance its accessibility for professionals working with people with dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html

    The different versions of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit have been incorporated into ADS training courses, helping to address the needs of staff working in care homes, domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    ADS was involved in the original development of two education resources and their continued advancement:

    The Stand by Me DVD and training resources is being used across the UK and ADS, in conjunction with Skills for Health and NHS Trusts in Herefordshire and Worcester, has  converted it into an online e-learning package to enhance its accessibility for professionals working with people with dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.htmlThe different versions of the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit have been incorporated into ADS training courses, helping to address the needs of staff working in care homes, domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS was involved in the original development of two education resources and their continued advancement:

    The Stand by Me DVD and training resources is being used across the UK and ADS is working with Skills for Health and NHS Trusts in Herefordshire and Worcester to convert it into an online e-learning package to enhance its accessibility for professionals working with people with dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.htmlThe original Care Fit for VIPS toolkit was focused on staff working in care homes, and has been successfully incorporated into ADS training courses. Two further versions have been developed with input from ADS to address the needs of staff in domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS was involved in the original development of two education resources and their continued advancement:

    The Stand by Me DVD and training resources is being used across the UK and ADS is working with Skills for Health and NHS Trusts in Herefordshire and Worcester to convert it into an online e-learning package to enhance its accessibility for professionals working with people with dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.html The original Care Fit for VIPS toolkit was focused on staff working in care homes, and has been successfully incorporated into ADS training courses. Two further versions have been developed with input from ADS to address the needs of staff in domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS was involved in the original development of two education resources and their continued advancement:

    The Stand by Me DVD and training resources is being used across the UK and ADS is working with Skills for Health and NHS Trusts in Herefordshire and Worcester to convert it into an online e-learning package to enhance its accessibility for professionals working with people with dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.htmlThe original Care Fit for VIPS toolkit was focused on staff working in care homes, and has been successfully incorporated into ADS training courses. Two further versions are being developed with input from ADS to address the needs of staff in domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    ADS was involved in the original development of two education resources and their continued advancement:

    The Stand by Me DVD and training resources is being used across the UK and ADS is working with Skills for Health and NHS Trusts in Herefordshire and Worcester to investigate the possibility of converting it into an online e-learning package to enhance its accessibility for professionals working with people with dementia http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9981.htmlThe original Care Fit for VIPS toolkit was focused on staff working in care homes, and has been successfully incorporated into ADS training courses. Two further versions are being developed with input from ADS to address the needs of staff in domiciliary care and day care settings http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/9980.html

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    The Stand by Me DVD and training resource pack was designed to support external training and education programmes for staff providing care for people with dementia at all stages of the dementia journey. It is being used across the UK and has been translated into Japanese. http://www.worc.ac.uk/discover/9981.html ADS is working with Skills for Health and NHS Trusts in Herefordshire and Worcestershire to develop an e-learning package based on the Stand by Me DVD and training resource pack, aimed at professionals working with people with dementia The Care Fit for VIPS toolkit aims to help care home staff improve quality of dementia care within their homes, and ADS has incorporated the toolkit into their training courses. ADS is currently investigating and pursuing ways to develop the toolkit for other audiences and care settings

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    The Stand by Me training resource pack was designed to support external training and education programmes for staff providing care for people with dementia at all stages of the dementia journey. It is being used across the UK and has been translated into Japanese. http://www.worc.ac.uk/discover/9981.html The Care Fit for VIPS toolkit aims to help care home staff improve quality of dementia care within their homes, and ADS has incorporated the toolkit into their training courses

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    The Stand by Me training resource pack was designed to support external training and education programmes for staff providing care for people with dementia at all stages of the dementia journey. It is being used across the UK and has been translated into Japanese. http://www.worc.ac.uk/discover/9981.html The Care Fit for VIPS toolkit aims to help care home staff improve quality of dementia care within their homes, and ADS has incorporated the toolkit into their training courses

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    The Stand by Me training resource pack was designed to support external training and education programmes for staff providing care for people with dementia at all stages of the dementia journey. It is being used across the UK and has been translated into Japanese. http://www.worc.ac.uk/discover/9981.html The Care Fit for VIPS toolkit aims to help care home staff improve quality of dementia care within their homes, and ADS has incorporated the toolkit into their training courses

    2012 - Fourth Quarter Update

    The Stand by Me training resource pack is designed to support external training and education programmes for staff providing care for people with dementia at all stages of the dementia journey. It is being used across the UK and is currently being translated into Japanese. http://www.worc.ac.uk/discover/9981.html

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    We have commenced work on the Alzheimer’s Society Research Programme to deliver the roll-out of the FITS (Focussed Intervention Training Staff) programme designed to enable care home staff to deliver effective person centred care for people with dementia. Nicola Jacobson and Wendy Perry commenced with us as our practice Development Coaches who will train and support dementia champions in 150 care homes in England commencing in September 2012.

    During this period we have delivered a range of courses to care home and local authority staff including Person-Centred Dementia Care, Care Home Dementia Specialists and Health and Social Care Leadership. All our courses have evaluated extremely well with course participants often commenting that this has been the best dementia education they have ever received and at follow-up 6-months later reporting real changes in practice in their care and support of people living with dementia and their families.

    http://ihsc.worc.ac.uk/dementia/courses.html

    Continuing the development of a network of trainers and educators in dementia care. Member of the national Work-force advisory group.

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    During this period we have delivered a range of courses to care home and local authority staff including Person-Centred Dementia Care, Care Home Dementia Specialists and Health and Social Care Leadership. All our courses have evaluated extremely well with course participants often commenting that this has been the best dementia education they have ever received and at follow-up 6-months later reporting real changes in practice in their care and support of people living with dementia and their families.

    http://ihsc.worc.ac.uk/dementia/courses.html

    Continuing the development of a network of trainers and educators in dementia care in West Midlands.

    Member of the national Work-force advisory group.

  • Dissemination of the Body of Knowledge

    Contribute to the dissemination of the body of knowledge in person centred dementia care through journal publications, books, media appearances and conference presentations.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    Dissemination of research findings is an ongoing process for ADS, with input to books, regular conference presentations and the publishing of articles in journals such as Dementia, Nursing Older People, Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, Housing, Care and Support, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. We also maintain ADS Facebook and twitter accounts to promote our work and provide project and conference updates https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-Dementia-Studies/171299572976302. ADS also undertakes a range of public engagement activities to provide a further avenue for dissemination.

    Particular highlights for this quarter include:

    Publication of the journal article ‘The iPad project: Introducing iPads into care homes in the UK to support digital inclusion’ in Gerontechnology.Publication of the journal article ‘Critical reflections on methodological challenge in arts and dementia evaluation and research’ in Dementia.Publication of the journal article ‘Outcomes-based commissioning for social care in extra care housing: is there a future?’ in Housing, Care and Support.Presentations at the BSG Annual Conference, Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, IAGG Conference, International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, and Annual Best Practice in Care Homes Conference.A web blog of the BSG Annual Conference.Attendance and presentations at other local, national and international conferences and events

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    Dissemination of research findings is an ongoing process for ADS, with input to books, regular conference presentations and the publishing of articles in journals such as Dementia, Nursing Older People, Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, Housing, Care and Support, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. We also maintain ADS Facebook and twitter accounts to promote our work and provide project and conference updates https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-Dementia-Studies/171299572976302. ADS also undertakes a range of public engagement activities to provide a further avenue for dissemination.

    Particular highlights for this quarter include:

    Our journal article on ‘Best practice for providing social care and support to people living with concurrent sight loss and dementia: professional perspective’ in Working with Older people was selected as the Outstanding Paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.Presentations at the BSG seminar, Interprofessional Health Conference, Primary Care & Public Health session, Hay Festival, 22nd Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Academy of Gerontological Nursing, International Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conference, and PebblePad Healthcare Symposium.Attendance and presentations at other local, national and international conferences and events

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    Dissemination of research findings is an ongoing process for ADS, with input to books, regular conference presentations and the publishing of articles in journals such as Dementia, Nursing Older People, Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, Housing, Care and Support, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. We also maintain ADS Facebook and twitter accounts to promote our work and provide project and conference updates https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-Dementia-Studies/171299572976302. ADS also undertakes a range of public engagement activities to provide a further avenue for dissemination.

    Particular highlights for this quarter include:

    Presentations at a Dementia and Housing seminar, the First International Research Conference on the Arts and Dementia, the North Midlands Safeguarding Conference, and the West Midlands 4th Annual Supportive and Palliative Care Research ShowcaseHosting the final international conference for the MeetingDem project, presenting the overall findings from the three-year project.Multiple press releases and interviews regarding the MeetingDem project.Attendance and presentations at other local, national and international conferences and eventsA book chapter on ‘People with dementia’

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Dissemination of research findings is an ongoing process for ADS, with input to books, regular conference presentations and the publishing of articles in journals such as Dementia, Nursing Older People, Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, Housing, Care and Support, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. We also maintain ADS Facebook and twitter accounts to promote our work and provide project and conference updates https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-Dementia-Studies/171299572976302. ADS also undertakes a range of public engagement activities to provide a further avenue for dissemination.

    Particular highlights for this quarter include:

    Presentations at an ExtraCare Charitable Trust Workshop, Alzheimer Europe, UK Dementia Congress, the Arts & Health South West Annual Conference, the West Midlands Regional Care Home Conference, and the Older People’s Housing ConferenceWorkshops at the University of Worcester Student Nurse ConferenceHosting the HDRC Annual Conference, a West Midlands reminiscence workshop, the Namaste Launch Event, and a Hospital and Dementia Care Seminar.Attendance and presentations at other local, national and international conferences and eventsA book chapter on ‘Person-centred care and Dementia Care Mapping’, and an additional contribution to the book ‘Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk’

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    Dissemination of research findings is an ongoing process for ADS, with input to books, regular conference presentations and the publishing of articles in journals such as Dementia, Nursing Older People, Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, Housing, Care and Support, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. We also maintain ADS Facebook and twitter accounts to promote our work and provide project and conference updates https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-Dementia-Studies/171299572976302. ADS also undertakes a range of public engagement activities to provide a further avenue for dissemination.

    Particular highlights for this quarter include:

    Presentations at the 45th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology, the West Midlands Mental Health Innovation Network and the Admiral Nurse ForumCo-hosting the TAnDem International Conference with Nottingham UniversityAttendance and presentations at other local, national and international conferences and eventsJournal articles in the International Journal of Nursing Studies and Health Care for Women International

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    Dissemination of research findings is an ongoing process for ADS, with input to books, regular conference presentations and the publishing of articles in journals such as Dementia, Nursing Older People, Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, Housing, Care and Support, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. We also maintain ADS Facebook and twitter accounts to promote our work and provide project and conference updates https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-Dementia-Studies/171299572976302. ADS also undertakes a range of public engagement activities to provide a further avenue for dissemination.

    Particular highlights for this quarter include:

    Presentations at the Dementia 2020 Conference in London, the Fifth Annual Creative Dementia Arts Conference in Oxford, Alzheimer Disease International Conference in Hungary, BPS Annual conference in Nottingham, Alzheimer's Show in London

    Presentations at the Learning and Teaching Conference at the University of Worcester

    Attendance and presentations at other local, national and international conferences and events

    Abstract submissions to a number of local, national and international conferences

    Journal article publications around the ASSET project and Dementia and Sight Loss

    A book chapter about the Intergenerational Schools Dementia Project

    A series of Pioneer Workshops relating to the MeetingDem project

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Dissemination of research findings is an ongoing process for ADS, with input to books, regular conference presentations and the publishing of articles in journals such as Dementia, Nursing Older People, Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, Housing, Care and Support, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. We also maintain ADS Facebook and twitter accounts to promote our work and provide project and conference updates https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-Dementia-Studies/171299572976302. ADS also undertakes a range of public engagement activities to provide a further avenue for dissemination.

    Particular highlights for this quarter include:

    Presentations at the Housing LIN Extra Care Housing Annual Conference in London, Medicine and Me: Living well with dementia in London

    Presentations at a Nursing and Midwifery Conference at the University of Worcester

    Attendance and presentations at other local, national and international conferences and events

    Abstract submissions to a number of local, national and international conferences

    Journal article publications around Enabling Environments

    A series of Pioneer Workshops relating to the MeetingDem project

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Dissemination of research findings is an ongoing process for ADS, with input to books, regular conference presentations and the publishing of articles in journals such as Nursing Older People, Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, Housing, Care and Support, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. We also maintain ADS Facebook and twitter accounts to promote our work and provide project and conference updates https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-Dementia-Studies/171299572976302. ADS also undertakes a range of public engagement activities to provide a further avenue for dissemination.

    Particular highlights for this quarter include:

    Presentations at the International Psychogeriatric Association International Congress in Berlin, the British Psychological Society Research Seminar Series in Birmingham, and the 2nd European Restraint Reduction Network Conference in BirminghamPresentations and workshop sessions at a Student Nurse Conference at the University of WorcesterPresentations at the UK Dementia Congress in Telford, including a joint presentation with members of the LINK group Attendance and presentations at other local, national and international conferences and eventsAbstract submissions to a number of local, national and international conferencesJournal article publications for the RCN dementia development programme, Enabling Environments, and Admiral Nursing in Care HomesJournal article submissions for the Dementia and Sight Loss Project and Person-Centred Technology for People Living with Dementia

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    Dissemination of research findings is an ongoing process for ADS, with input to books, regular conference presentations and the publishing of articles in journals such as Nursing Older People, Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, Housing, Care and Support, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. We also maintain ADS Facebook and twitter accounts to promote our work and provide project and conference updates https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-Dementia-Studies/171299572976302. ADS also undertakes a range of public engagement activities to provide a further avenue for dissemination.

    Particular highlights for this quarter include:

    Presentations at the British Society of Gerontology Conference in NewcastleA joint presentation with members of the LINK group at the University of Worcester event ‘In Whose Best Interests?’ Attendance and presentations at other local, national and international conferencesAbstract submissions to a number of local, national and international conferencesJournal article publications for the RCN dementia development programme Journal article revisions for the Dementia and Sight Loss Project

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    Dissemination of research findings is an ongoing process for ADS, with input to books, regular conference presentations and the publishing of articles in journals such as Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, Housing, Care and Support, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. We also maintain ADS Facebook and twitter accounts to promote our work and provide project and conference updates https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-Dementia-Studies/171299572976302. ADS also undertakes a range of public engagement activities to provide a further avenue for dissemination.

    Particular highlights for this quarter include:

    Presentation on the FITS project at the 7th International Dementia Conference in Dublin

    The launch of the ‘Women in Dementia’ report at The Alzheimer’s Show in London http://www.alz.co.uk/women-and-dementia

    Presentations at conferences and events in Australia

    Stands and presentations as part of Dementia Awareness week

    Abstract submissions to a number of local, national and international conferences

    Journal article revisions for the RCN dementia development programme and Schools Intergenerational Dementia Project

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    Dissemination of research findings is an ongoing process for ADS, with input to books, regular conference presentations and the publishing of articles in journals such as Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, Housing, Care and Support, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. We also maintain ADS Facebook and twitter accounts to promote our work and provide project and conference updates https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-Dementia-Studies/171299572976302. ADS also undertakes a range of public engagement activities to provide a further avenue for dissemination.

    Particular highlights for this quarter include:

    Presentation on person-centred dementia care at the first WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against DementiaAbstract submissions to a number of local, national and international conferencesJournal article submissions for the Dementia and Sight Loss, RCN dementia development programme and Schools Intergenerational Dementia Project

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Dissemination of research findings is an ongoing process for ADS, with input to books, regular conference presentations and the publishing of articles in journals such as Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, Housing, Care and Support, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. We also maintain ADS Facebook and twitter accounts to promote our work and provide project and conference updates https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-Dementia-Studies/171299572976302. ADS also undertakes a range of public engagement activities to provide a further avenue for dissemination.

    Particular highlights for this quarter include:

    Dementia and Sight Loss presentations at Alzheimer Europe and UK Dementia Congress http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.htmlCultural Competency presentation at Alzheimer EuropeFITS presentations at Alzheimer Europe, UK Dementia Congress and the Alzheimer’s Society Wales conference http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    Dissemination of research findings is an ongoing process for ADS, with input to books, regular conference presentations and the publishing of articles in journals such as Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, Housing, Care and Support, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. We also maintain ADS Facebook and twitter accounts to promote our work and provide project and conference updates https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-Dementia-Studies/171299572976302. ADS also undertakes a range of public engagement activities to provide a further avenue for dissemination.

    Particular highlights for this quarter include:

    ASSET presentation at the British Society for Gerontology conference http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-asset.html Cultural competency presentation at the British Society for Gerontology conference

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    Dissemination of research findings is an ongoing process for ADS, with input to books, regular conference presentations and the publishing of articles in journals such as Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, Housing, Care and Support, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. We also maintain ADS Facebook and twitter accounts to promote our work and provide project and conference updates https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-Dementia-Studies/171299572976302. ADS also undertakes a range of public engagement activities to provide a further avenue for dissemination.

    Particular highlights for this quarter include:

    ASSET presentation at the Housing Studies conference http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-asset.htmlFITS presentations at the Alzheimer’s Show and the Alzheimer’s Research Conference http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.htmlPresenting the Intergenerational Schools project at a Gerontology International Summer School http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-prime-ministers-challenge-intergenerational-schools-project.html Presenting the RCN findings at the RCN celebration day http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-acute-hospital-care.htmlDementia and Sight Loss presentation at a Vision Call conference http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-sight-loss-project.html

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    Dissemination of research findings is an ongoing process for ADS, with input to books, regular conference presentations and the publishing of articles in journals such as Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, Housing, Care and Support, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. We also maintain ADS Facebook and twitter accounts to promote our work and provide project and conference updates https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-Dementia-Studies/171299572976302. ADS also undertakes a range of public engagement activities to provide a further avenue for dissemination.

    Particular highlights for this quarter include presenting the findings from the ASSET project at the Housing LIN conference and the London Housing conference http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-asset.html.

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Members of ADS have authored or co-authored many articles for journals including Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry ADS has presented the findings from our whole range of projects at a number of local, national and international conferences. This is an ongoing process with abstracts being accepted for more conferences in the coming months. This quarter ADS presented on the ALCOVE project at the Alzheimer Europe conference in Malta, and had a strong presence at the 8th UK Dementia Congress in Nottingham, presenting on a number of projects including the ALCOVE project, the Intergenerational Schools Project and PhD research.  ADS had a presence at a number of local events to increase awareness of the team and the work we do, including presenting on ALCOVE project, the Intergenerational Schools Project and PhD research at the People, Policy and Practice Research Focus Day at the University of Worcester We continue to update the person centred dementia care website Care fit for VIPS with new resources. This website is free to use http://carefitforvips.co.uk/ Care fit for VIPS forms the underpinning website for the Dementia Pledge http://www.dementiapledge.co.uk/ which is supported by the Association for Dementia Studies. ADS also has Facebook and twitter accounts which help to promote our work and provide updates on various projects, conferences and presentations

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    Members of ADS have authored or co-authored many articles for journals including Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry ADS has presented the findings from our whole range of projects at a number of local, national and international conferences. This is an ongoing process with abstracts being accepted for more conferences in the coming months. This quarter ADS had a strong presence at the British Society of Gerontology conference in September, including presenting on the ASSET and ALCOVE projects, the Intergenerational Schools Project, and PhD research. ADS had a presence at a number of local events to increase awareness of the team and the work we do, including Dementia in the Community – Warwickshire’s Living Well with Dementia conference and a Research in Specialist and Elderly Care (RESEC) event at the University of Worcester. We continue to update the person centred dementia care website Care fit for VIPS with new resources. This website is free to use http://carefitforvips.co.uk/ Care fit for VIPS forms the underpinning website for the Dementia Pledge http://www.dementiapledge.co.uk/ which is supported by the Association for Dementia Studies. ADS also has Facebook and twitter accounts which help to promote our work and provide updates on various projects, conferences and presentations

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    Members of ADS have authored or co-authored many articles for journals including Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry ADS has presented the findings from our whole range of projects at a number of local, national and international conferences. This is an ongoing process with abstracts being accepted for more conferences in the coming months. This quarter ADS presented a number of papers at the Journal of Dementia Care Community and Technology conference, which took place at the University of Worcester. ADS has had a presence at a number of local events to increase awareness of the team and the work we do, including at the Dementia Friendly Community event in West Bromwich, Chartered Institute of Housing Initiatives to Improve Health conference in Birmingham, and the Care Management Conference in Birmingham. We continue to update the person centred dementia care website Care fit for VIPS with new resources. This website is free to use http://carefitforvips.co.uk/ Care fit for VIPS forms the underpinning website for the Dementia Pledge http://www.dementiapledge.co.uk/ which is supported by the Association for Dementia Studies. ADS also has Facebook and twitter accounts which help to promote our work and provide updates on various projects, conferences and presentations

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    Members of ADS have authored or co-authored many articles for journals including Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. ADS has presented the findings from our whole range of projects at a number of local, national and international conferences. This is an ongoing process with abstracts being accepted for more conferences in the coming months. This quarter ADS presented on the Intergenerational Schools Project and the CHOICE project at the Healthcare Innovation Expo in London. In March 2013 we presented at the ministerial level Symposium in Paris on our recommendations from the ALCOVE project. http://www.alcove-project.eu/images/pdf/ALCOVE_SYNTHESIS_REPORT_VF.pdf ADS has had a presence at a number of local events to increase awareness of the team and the work we do, such as the Worcestershire Health Research Collaboration and Age UK Birmingham. We continue to update the person centred dementia care website Care fit for VIPS with new resources. This website is free to use http://carefitforvips.co.uk/ Care fit for VIPS forms the underpinning website for the Dementia Pledge http://www.dementiapledge.co.uk/ which is supported by the Association for Dementia Studies. ADS also has Facebook and twitter accounts which help to promote our work and provide updates on various projects, conferences and presentations

    2012 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Members of ADS have authored or co-authored many articles for journals including Ageing and Society, the Journal of Dementia Care, and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

    Professor Dawn Brooker, Director of ADS, & Sue Lillyman Senior lecturer have written the book ‘Nursing and Health Survival Guide: Dementia Care’ based on the essential knowledge set for nurses working in acute and community settings http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nursing-Health-Survival-Guide-Dementia/dp/0273773712

    ADS has presented the findings from our whole range of projects at a number of local, national and international conferences. This is an ongoing process with abstracts being accepted for more conferences in the coming months. Conferences have included the Alzheimer Europe Conference, UK Dementia Congress, and the Journal of Dementia Care Community and Technology Conference. In March 2013 we presented at the ministerial level Symposium in Paris on our recommendations from the ALCOVE project. http://www.alcove-project.eu/images/pdf/ALCOVE_SYNTHESIS_REPORT_VF.pdf

    ADS has had a presence at a number of local events to increase awareness of the team and the work we do, such as the West Midlands Regional Dementia Conference which provided an update on work carried out as part of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia.

    We continue to update the person centred dementia care website Care Fit for VIPS with new resources. This website is free to use http://carefitforvips.co.uk/ Care Fit for VIPS forms the underpinning website for the Dementia Pledge http://www.dementiapledge.co.uk/ which is supported by the Association for Dementia Studies.

    ADS also has Facebook and twitter accounts which help to promote our work and provide updates on various projects, conferences and presentations

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    We continue to provide many national and international conference presentations and workshops, have taken part in external examining, reviewed for peer review journals and research councils and contributed on editorial boards for learned journals

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    Over the past year collectively we have provided 12 national and international conference presentations and have taken part in external examining, reviewed for peer review journals and research councils and contributed on editorial boards for learned journals.

  • Multi-disciplinary Seminars

    Provide multi-disciplinary seminars, conferences, workshops and networking events.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS has an ongoing commitment to host workshops and seminars around care homes, creative therapies and other topics. The key activity in this quarter was hosting the annual TAnDem conference – Making sense of arts and dementia: Perspectives on research and practice.

    http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-seminars-conferences.html

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS has an ongoing commitment to host workshops and seminars around care homes, creative therapies and other topics. We’re currently planning for Cathy Greenblat to deliver the next David Jolley Lecture, and working towards the TAnDem conference in September.

    http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-seminars-conferences.html

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    ADS has an ongoing commitment to host workshops and seminars around care homes, creative therapies and other topics.

    http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-seminars-conferences.html

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS has an ongoing commitment to host workshops and seminars around care homes, creative therapies and other topics. In this quarter, we have hosted a West Midlands reminiscence workshop and a Hospital and Dementia Care Seminar.

    http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-seminars-conferences.html

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS has an ongoing commitment to host workshops and seminars around care homes, creative therapies and other topics. In this quarter, we have hosted Gary Glazner Practitioner Workshop

    http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-seminars-conferences.html

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS has an ongoing commitment to host workshops and seminars around care homes, creative therapies and other topics. In this quarter, we have hosted the following seminars:

    Pioneer Workshops regarding the MeetingDem project

    The MeetingDem International Meeting

    TAnDem - Words and Dementia: Interpretation, Collaboration, Inspiration

    The Admiral Nurse Competency Framework Launch Event

    http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-seminars-conferences.html

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    ADS has an ongoing commitment to host workshops and seminars around care homes, creative therapies and other topics. In this quarter, we have hosted the following seminars:

    A West Midlands reminiscence workshop

    The ALT West Midlands Region Learning Technology Group Start-Up Meeting

    Pioneer Workshops regarding the MeetingDem project

    http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-seminars-conferences.html

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS has an ongoing commitment to host workshops and seminars around care homes, creative therapies and other topics. In this quarter, we have hosted the following seminars:

    An introduction to the TAnDem PhDsRose-Marie Dröes presenting the background to the Meeting Centres in the Netherlands

    http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-seminars-conferences.html

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS has an ongoing commitment to host workshops and seminars around care homes, creative therapies and other topics. In this quarter, we have hosted a seminar looking at ‘The Challenges and Solutions for Rural and Urban Dementia’ and a seminar looking at ‘Supporting People at the End of Life’.

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS has an ongoing commitment to host workshops and seminars around care homes, creative therapies and other topics. In this quarter, we have hosted the annual David Jolley Lecture, the launch event for the Stand by Me e-learning resource, and the HDRC knowledge and learning exchange workshop.

    We have also been running Dementia Friends sessions within the University of Worcester to help develop a dementia-friendly university. These sessions are open to staff, students and the wider public.

    http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-seminars-conferences.html

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    ADS has an ongoing commitment to host workshops and seminars around care homes, creative therapies and other topics. For example, we have hosted a seminar on mobile computing technologies in residential care settings.

    We have also been running Dementia Friends sessions within the University of Worcester to help develop a dementia-friendly university. These sessions are open to staff, students and the wider public.

    http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-seminars-conferences.html

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS has an ongoing commitment to host workshops and seminars around care homes, creative therapies and other topics. For example, we have hosted a seminar on ‘Namaste Care’.

    We have also been running Dementia Friends sessions within the University of Worcester to help develop a dementia-friendly university. These sessions are open to staff, students and the wider public.

    http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-seminars-conferences.html

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS has an ongoing commitment to host workshops and seminars around care homes, creative therapies and other topics. We have also been running Dementia Friends sessions within the University of Worcester to help develop a dementia-friendly university. These sessions are open to staff, students and the wider public.

    http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-seminars-conferences.html

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS has an ongoing commitment to host workshops and seminars around care homes, creative therapies and other topics. For example:

    ‘Engaging people from black and minority groups in research relating to issues in mid and later life’ as part of the Economic and Social Research Council seminar series‘Moving to longevity’ day

    http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-seminars-conferences.html

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    ADS has an ongoing commitment to host workshops and seminars around care homes, creative therapies and other topics. One example of this is a ‘Thinking about dementia’ workshop. http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dementia-seminars-conferences.html

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS has hosted workshops and seminars around care homes, with further seminars planned for the coming year.

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    Together with Brunel University and Swansea University, ADS is part of the ESRC seminar series on Ageing, Race and Ethnicity, so will be hosting a seminar in the coming year

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    As well as attending and presenting at conferences, ADS has been involved in hosting events such as:

    ADS hosted the Journal of Dementia Care Communities and Technology Conference for the second year running in 2013 Following a successful trial in 2012, ADS delivered a second Dementia Conference for all University of Worcester first-year Nursing Students across all branches (child, adult, mental health) Together with Brunel University and Swansea University, ADS is part of the ESRC seminar series on Ageing, Race and Ethnicity, so will be hosting a seminar in the coming year

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    As well as attending and presenting at conferences, ADS has been involved in hosting events such as:

    ‘Assessing the creative expressive abilities of people living with dementia’, an event hosted in March 2013 at the University of Worcester with international speakers Together with Brunel University and Swansea University, ADS is part of the ESRC seminar series on Ageing, Race and Ethnicity, so will be hosting a seminar in the coming year

    2012 - Fourth Quarter Update

    As well as attending and presenting at conferences, ADS has been involved in hosting a range of events such as:

    - ADS is hosting the Journal of Dementia Care Communities and Technology Conference for the second year running in 2013.

    - Following a successful trial in 2012, ADS delivered a second Dementia Conference for all University of Worcester first-year Nursing Students across all branches (child, adult, mental health).

    - ADS hosted a one-day colloquium and exhibition on ‘Voices and vision in creative therapies in dementia’ and two one-day workshops ‘Assessing the Creative Expressive Abilities of People Living with Dementia’.

    - Together with Brunel University and Swansea University, ADS is part of the ESRC seminar series on Ageing, Race and Ethnicity, so will be hosting a seminar in the coming year.

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    We have been working with West Midlands Strategic Health Authority and Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust to develop an Evaluation Pack to capture changes in pupils’ attitudes, beliefs and values in relation to dementia. The innovative intergenerational awareness raising pilot project will consist of curriculum enhancements to be delivered nationally to 21 schools across Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. The baseline phase will be evaluated in January 2013 with completion anticipated by the end of the Summer Term.

    We have provided a number of multidisciplinary seminars and public lectures during the last quarter.

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    Seminars delivered on person centred dementia care; Enriched opportunities, leadership, dementia fundamentals; person centred care for Health Care Support workers.

  • Support the Work of Dementia UK

    Actively support the work of Dementia UK in the West Midlands. 

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing. Although our project to refresh the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework and enable Admiral Nurses to embed it in their practice has finished, we are running a masters-level module for Admiral Nurses based on their Competency Framework. We’re also working on a journal article about the project, and presenting the work at the International Philosophy of Nursing Conference where it was well-received.

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing. Although our project to refresh the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework and enable Admiral Nurses to embed it in their practice has finished, we are running a masters-level module for Admiral Nurses based on their Competency Framework. We’re also working on a journal article about the project, and presenting the PebblePad aspect at a PebblePad Healthcare Symposium to promote the work.

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing. In this quarter we completed a project to refresh the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework and enable Admiral Nurses to embed it in their practice. In addition, ADS is currently running a masters-level module for Admiral Nurses based on their Competency Framework.

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing. We are also in the final stages of a project to refresh the current Admiral Nurse Competency Framework, and are currently running sessions to enable Admiral Nurses to embed the Competency Framework in their practice. In addition, ADS is currently running a masters-level module for Admiral Nurses based on their Competency Framework.

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing. We have also undertaken a project to refresh the current Admiral Nurse Competency Framework, and run three interactive workshops around this at the recent Admiral Nurse Forum. In addition, ADS is currently running a masters-level module for Admiral Nurses based on their Competency Framework.

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing. We have also undertaken a project to refresh the current Admiral Nurse Competency Framework. In addition, ADS is currently running a masters-level module for Admiral Nurses.

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing. We have also undertaken a project to refresh the current Admiral Nurse Competency Framework. In addition, ADS is currently running a masters-level module for Admiral Nurses.

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing. We have also undertaken a project to refresh the current Admiral Nurse Competency Framework. In addition, ADS is currently running a masters-level module for Admiral Nurses.

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing. We have also undertaken an evaluation of Admiral Nurse activities and have undertaken a project to refresh the current Admiral Nurse Competency Framework. In addition, ADS is currently running a masters-level module for Admiral Nurses.

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing. We have also undertaken an evaluation of Admiral Nurse activities and are about to being a project to refresh the current Admiral Nurse Competency Framework. In addition, ADS is currently piloting a masters-level module for Admiral Nurses.

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing. We have also undertaken an evaluation of Admiral Nurse activities. In addition, ADS is currently piloting a masters-level module for Admiral Nurses.

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing. We have also undertaken an evaluation of Admiral Nurse activities.

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing. We have also undertaken an evaluation of Admiral Nurse activities.

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing. We have also undertaken an evaluation of Admiral Nurse activities.

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing. We have also undertaken an evaluation of Admiral Nurse activities.

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing Services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing as the charity focuses more clearly on this area of endeavour.

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing Services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing as the charity focuses more clearly on this area of endeavour.

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing Services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing as the charity focuses more clearly on this area of endeavour.

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    ADS continues to support Admiral Nursing Services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing as the charity focuses more clearly on this area of endeavour.

    2012 - Fourth Quarter Update

    ADS has worked closely with Dementia UK and Kate Read has continued to lead Dementia UK activities within the West Midlands over the past 4 years. We continue to support Admiral Nursing Services in their valuable and important work as leaders in the field of dementia care nursing as the charity focuses more clearly on this area of endeavour.

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    Same as last quarter.

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    Kate Read, senior lecturer at ADS, has continued to lead on Dementia UK activity within the West Midlands and has supported a growing number of Admiral Nurses within the region and beyond. We have supported Dementia UK West Midlands networks on Memory Clinics and Liaison Psychiatry. We have also been successful in gaining funding with Dementia UK to evaluate their ‘Carer Educators’ programme.