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Swimming for dementia: an exploratory qualitative study (2018)
Journal Article
Hobden, T., Swallow, M., Beer, C., & Dening, T. (in press). Swimming for dementia: an exploratory qualitative study. Dementia, doi:10.1177/1471301218768372. ISSN 1471-3012

Swimming is a non-weight bearing form of exercise that can be enjoyable and promote physical fitness. This qualitative study investigated a local group established as part of a national dementia swimming initiative. Semi-structured interviews with pe... Read More

"Here everyone is the same" - a qualitative evaluation of participating in a Boccia (indoor bowling) group: innovative practice (2016)
Journal Article
Ovenden, I., Dening, T., & Beer, C. (in press). "Here everyone is the same" - a qualitative evaluation of participating in a Boccia (indoor bowling) group: innovative practice. Dementia, doi:10.1177/1471301216675988. ISSN 1471-3012

This qualitative study explored the impact of a Boccia (modified indoor bowls) group on the lives of people with dementia and their carers. Semi-structured interviews with people with dementia (N=6), carers (N=10) and the group organisers (N=6) analy... Read More

Mementos from Boots multisensory boxes: qualitative evaluation of an intervention for people with dementia: innovative practice (2016)
Journal Article
Griffiths, S., Dening, T., Beer, C., & Tischler, V. (in press). Mementos from Boots multisensory boxes: qualitative evaluation of an intervention for people with dementia: innovative practice. Dementia, doi:10.1177/1471301216672495. ISSN 1471-3012

This qualitative study explored a multisensory (including olfactory) intervention for people with dementia. Six themed boxes (e.g. Childhood) containing items chosen from the Boots archive designed to encourage conversation were used in weekly group... Read More

Symptoms into words: how medical patients talk about fatigue (2015)
Book
Standen, P., Ward, C. D., Saunders, L., & Beer, C. (2015). Symptoms into words: how medical patients talk about fatigue. In C. D. Ward (Ed.), Meanings of ME: interpersonal and social dimensions of chronic fatiguePalgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137467324_6

Fatigue, which is the central symptom of CFS/ME, is notoriously difficult to define. We describe an investigation in which we raise two questions. First, does the way people use fatigue-related language reflect distinctive patterns? Second, is there... Read More

Evaluating the role of a humanoid robot to support learning in children with profound and multiple disabilities (2014)
Journal Article
Hedgecock, J., Standen, P. J., & Beer, C. (2014). Evaluating the role of a humanoid robot to support learning in children with profound and multiple disabilities. Journal of Assistive Technologies, 8(3), (111-123). doi:10.1108/JAT-02-2014-0006. ISSN 1754-9450

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to identify ways teachers might employ a robot to achieve learning objectives with pupils with intellectual disabilities and potential outcome measures. Design/methodology/approach A series of five case studi... Read More