Public Engagement with Pharmacy Studies
A series of events for the people of Medway and beyond to learn about our research
The Medway School of Pharmacy is hosting a series of events to showcase our research and to make it available to members of the public.
These events are supported by the University of Kent Public Engagement with Research Fund and Kent Health Strategic Research Development Fund.
They are open to all members of the public, health professionals, academics and students.
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|Caring for people with dementia in care homes.||
This event will showcase the research completed by PhD student Charlotte Mallon.
Do you care for or know someone with dementia?
Academic research into how care home residents with dementia are managed is difficult and infrequent. Our work explored current practices in relation to behaviours that challenge, both locally and nationally.
Our findings should be of interest to care home staff, people with dementia, their carers and relatives, health professionals and patient groups.
An evaluation of the event is available here:
|Friday 24th June 2016
The following material from the event is available to view and download:A. Work conducted by Dr Charlotte Mallon at Medway School of Pharmacy
- Phase 1: interviews with care home staff
- Phase 2: survey of care home staff
- Phase 3: observations of care home practice
- Phase 4: analysis of medicines use
- Phase 5: interviews with relatives
- Overall Executive summary
- ‘So what’? Implications of the research
- Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and their management in care homes within the East of England: a postal survey. Dr Tamara Backhouse and others. Aging and Mental Health 2013; 18: 187-193. 'Lay summary - Tamara Backhouse.pdf'
- Antipsychotics, Other Psychotropics, and the Risk of Death in Patients With Dementia: Number Needed to Harm. Prof Donovan Maust and others. JAMA Psychiatry 2015; 72(5): 438-445. 'Lay summary - Prof Donovan Maust.pdf'
- Effect of medications with anti-cholinergic properties on cognitive function, delirium, physical function and mortality: a systematic review. Professor Chris Fox and others. Age and Ageing 2014; 43: 604-615. 'Lay summary - Professor Chris Fox.pdf'
- Care homes’ use of medicines study: prevalence, causes and potential harm of medication errors in care homes for older people. Professor Nick Barber and others. Quality and Safety in Health Care 2009; 18: 341-346. 'Lay summary - Professor Nick Barber.pdf'
- Non-drug treatments for symptoms in dementia: Kelly Dickson and others. 'Lay summary - Kelly Dickson.pdf'
- A Randomized Controlled Trial for an Individualized Positive Psychosocial Intervention for the Affective and Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia in Nursing Home Residents. Kimberley van Haitsma and others. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 2013; 'Lay summary - A randomised controlled trial for....pdf'
- The use of antipsychotic medication for people with dementia: Time for Action. Professor Sube Banerjee. Department of Health 2009. 'Lay summary - Professor Sube Banerjee.pdf'
- NICE guideline Supporting people with dementia and their carers. 'NICE guideline supporting people with dementia.pdf'
- Studies involving pharmacists. 'Studies involving pharmacists.pdf'