Care

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Effective communication, co-operation and co-ordination between all those involved in caring for a person with dementia are essential for providing a level of care that assures dignity and quality of life for the person with dementia and their carers.

Our research into care is aimed at ensuring that the best possible care is delivered, improving quality of life.

Key research:

Focused Intervention Training and Support (FITS)

Alzheimer's Society is rolled out an evidence-based training programme for care home staff to reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs in people with dementia.

The programme aimed to train staff to manage behavioural and psychological symptoms safely, without the need for medication. The programme was rolled out in 100 care homes across the UK, with the support of the Department of Health, the University of Worcester and HC-One care homes.

'Caring for Me and You' trial to support carers

Alzheimer's Society is currently funding a large trial to see if online therapy and support can benefit carers of people with dementia.

Carers have told us that they often struggle with feelings of stress, anxiety and depression and finding the time to go and see a doctor or therapist can be difficult. This trial aims to find out whether delivering therapy and support packages online can help carers to manage stress

Current Projects

Alzheimer's Society funds four types of research grant: Project grants, Research fellowships, PhD studentships and Dissemination grants. Below is a list of our current research projects sorted by grant type.

You can also see our current and completed research sorted by different categories.

Projects

Research Fellowships

PhD studentships

Dissemination grants

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