Title of project or programme

Management of Challenging Behaviour in dementia at home and in care homes

Principal Investigators of project/programme grant
Title Forname Surname Institution Country
Professor Esme Moniz-Cook Humber Mental Health Teaching NHS Trust UK
Address of institution of lead PI
Institution Humber NHS Foundation Trust Trust
Street Address Willerby Hill, Beverley Road
City Willerby
Postcode HU10 6ED
Country

United Kingdom

Source of funding information

Department of Health (DH)

Total sum awarded (Euro)

2322995

Start date of award

01-08-2007

Total duration of award in months

60

The project/programme is most relevant to
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
Keywords
Research abstract in English

This study aims to examine whether providing family carers with training and support in behaviour management for dementia symptoms, enables them to improve their coping strategies, minimise behavioural symptoms and thus enhance well being in older people with dementia and their carers. A web-based training and decision support system will be developed to assist community practitioners (community mental health nurses) to support family caregivers at home. This system will include the complexity of bio-medical, social and environmental factors that need to be taken into account in behaviour management of dementia. In this study half of the community mental health teams, within which the practitioners are located, will receive the experimental intervention, i.e. the web-based training and decision support system, and half will act as the control. Clinical and quality of life outcomes of the family carers and people with dementia will be examined as well as cost effectiveness analyses. The second arm of this study aims to examine whether providing care home staff in residential and nursing homes with training and support in behaviour management for dementia symptoms, enables them to improve their coping strategies, minimise behavioural symptoms and thus enhance well being in older people with dementia. A web-based training and decision support system will be developed to assist care home staff to access knowledge and behaviour management support for a range of challenging behaviours. This system will include the complexity of bio-medical, social and environmental factors that need to be taken into account in behaviour management of dementia. In this study half of the homes will receive the experimental intervention, i.e. the web-based training and decision support system, and half will act as the control. Clinical and quality of life outcomes will be examined as well as cost effectiveness analyses.

Lay Summary

Types: Investments > €500k
Member States: United Kingdom
Diseases: Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
Years: 2011
Database Categories: N/A
Database Tags: N/A

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