Tag Archives: University of Ulster

Counter-Intuitive Evidence on the Efficacy of Education for Healthcare Professionals in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers (Cochrane Database / NHS Improvement)

Summary Conventional wisdom would suggest that education and training of healthcare staff must be of some practical benefit for the prevention of pressure ulcers. In the real world it may well do so, who knows, but a Cochrane Review has … Continue reading

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Public Knowledge and Attitudes Concerning Dementia in Northern Ireland: a Survey (ARK Research Update 77)

Summary The ARK Research Update 77 reports on the 2010 Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) Survey exploring attitudes and knowledge of dementia in Northern Ireland (NI). ARK is a joint initiative between the Queen’s University of Belfast and the University … Continue reading

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King’s Fund: Assisted Living Innovation Platform Progress Update

Summary The Nocturnal Project (Night Optimised Care Technology for UseRs Needing Assisted Lifestyles) involves the use of assisted living technology to improve older people’s quality of life. The latest developments to increase elderly people’s independence at home are related to the … Continue reading

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CPVS: Cell Phone Video Streaming in Alzheimer’s Disease

Summary Remaining at home as long as possible can be personally, socially and economically beneficial for many people with dementia and their families. A summary of aims of this project, conducted by the Faculty of Computing and Engineering at the University … Continue reading

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NOCTURNAL (Night Optimised Care Technology for UseRs Needing Assisted Lifestyles) Project

Summary Funded by the EPSRC and TSB under their Assisted Living Innovation Platform, the NOCTURNAL project addresses the needs of people with the early stages of dementia at night, as well as those of their families and carers. People with … Continue reading

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COGWORKS: The Cognitive Health and Wellbeing Hub

Summary The Network aims to develop a research strategy aimed at identifying environmental, social and new technological interventions that promote healthy cognitive ageing and independence in later life. Researchers from a wide range of disciplines such as architecture, medicine, sociology and the … Continue reading

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