Current research by theme
- Well-being in later life
- Living with dementia
- Psychosocial interventions in dementia
- Creative arts and dementia
Psychosocial interventions in dementia
The DSDC is known internationally for its work in developing and evaluating psychosocial interventions in dementia. It has led and contributed to authoritative systematic reviews, establishing the evidence-base for what are sometimes described as ‘non-pharmacological therapies’ in dementia care. DSDC is best known for its work on cognitive stimulation and reminiscence work, and for its collaboration with the REACH group on cognitive rehabilitation. Working closely with NWORTH, the Bangor clinical trials unit, with its unparalleled expertise in dementia care trials, ensures the rigour and credibility of the evaluations undertaken. Treatment manuals have been developed for many of these approaches.
- Individualised Cognitive stimulation Therapy (iCST) trial
- Goal-oriented cognitive rehabilitation in early-stage Alzheimer's disease: multi-centre single-blind randomised controlled trial (GREAT)
- Support at Home - Interventions to Enhance Life in Dementia (SHIELD)
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