Tag Archives: University of Kent

Review of Factors Influencing Carers’ Quality of Life (Alzheimer’s and Dementia)

Summary A review of literature on the factors likely to influence the quality of life for family carers of people with dementia discovered ten broad themes: Demographics. Carer-Patient Relationship(s). Dementia Characteristics. Demands of Caring. Carer Health. Carer Emotional Well-Being. Support … Continue reading

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Personal Budgets and Health: a Review and a Summary (PRUComm / Department of Health)

Summary The UK Government is committed to the use of personal health budgets for health service users. This follows an evaluation of the pilot programme 2009-2012 and relates to a wider personalisation agenda in health and social care reform in … Continue reading

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Elderly Treated as Objects by Hospital Staff (NAPC GP Bulletin / Cardiff University)

Summary Research conducted on NHS wards concludes that hospital staff are sometimes unaware of how they “ignore vulnerable elderly patients, patronise them and treat them as objects”. The researchers, from Cardiff University, have made a training video called “Dignity: A Tale of … Continue reading

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End of Life Care: Methods Review (School for Social Care Research, London School of Economics and Political Science)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary This NIHR review provides an overview of the numerous research methods which have been used in end of life care … Continue reading

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