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Emotion-focused care requested by hospital patients with dementia: qualitative analysis of advance care planning documents using descriptive phenomenology (2019)
Journal Article
Petty, S., Coleston, D. M., Dening, T., & Griffiths, A. (in press). Emotion-focused care requested by hospital patients with dementia: qualitative analysis of advance care planning documents using descriptive phenomenology. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 16(1),

Background: This study responds to international pressures to improve hospital care for patients with dementia. Aim: To reach a concise overview of ways to improve the emotional wellbeing of patients with dementia when in hospital by exploring their... Read More about Emotion-focused care requested by hospital patients with dementia: qualitative analysis of advance care planning documents using descriptive phenomenology.

Development of an evidence-based ‘Best Practice Model’ for Teams Managing Crisis in Dementia: Protocol (2019)
Journal Article
Stanyon, M., Streater, A., Coleston-Shields, D., Yates, J., Challis, D., Dening, T., …Orrell, M. (in press). Development of an evidence-based ‘Best Practice Model’ for Teams Managing Crisis in Dementia: Protocol. JMIR Research Protocols,

Introduction: Teams working in the community to manage crisis in dementia do currently exist, but with widely varying models of practice it is difficult to determine the effectiveness of such teams. The aim of this study is to develop a ‘Best Practic... Read More about Development of an evidence-based ‘Best Practice Model’ for Teams Managing Crisis in Dementia: Protocol.

Dyadic construction of dementia: meta-ethnography and behaviour-process synthesis (2018)
Journal Article
Bosco, A., Schneider, J., Maria Coleston-Shields, D., Sousa, L., & Orrell, M. (2019). Dyadic construction of dementia: meta-ethnography and behaviour-process synthesis. Aging and Mental Health, 23(6), 651-659. doi:10.1080/13607863.2018.1450836

Objectives: Positive identity in people with dementia is maintained when there is good interaction with family caregivers. However, research on the experiences of dyadic interaction in dementia care is still limited. For this reason, we aimed to syst... Read More about Dyadic construction of dementia: meta-ethnography and behaviour-process synthesis.

Emotional distress with dementia: a systematic review using corpus‐based analysis and metaethnography (2018)
Journal Article
Petty, S., Harvey, K., Griffiths, A., Coleston-Shields, D. M., & Dening, T. (in press). Emotional distress with dementia: a systematic review using corpus‐based analysis and metaethnography. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, doi:10.1002/gps.4870

Objective: More understanding is needed about the emotional experiences of dementia from the perspective of the individual. This understanding can then inform the provision of health care to meet individual needs. This systematic review aimed to pres... Read More about Emotional distress with dementia: a systematic review using corpus‐based analysis and metaethnography.

Dementia: beyond disorders of mood (2018)
Journal Article
Petty, S., Dening, T., Coleston-Shields, D. M., & Griffiths, A. (in press). Dementia: beyond disorders of mood. Aging and Mental Health, doi:10.1080/13607863.2018.1430742

This editorial will present the growing argument in the research literature that mood disorders, as defined by psychiatric diagnostic criteria, do not well serve individuals with dementia. This is important because anxiety and depression are our most... Read More about Dementia: beyond disorders of mood.

Designing with and for people with dementia: developing a mindful interdisciplinary co-design methodology (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Niedderer, K., Tournier, I., Coleston-Shields, D. M., Craven, M., Gosling, J. A., Garde, J., …Griffoen, I. (2017). Designing with and for people with dementia: developing a mindful interdisciplinary co-design methodology

This paper reports on the development of a mindful interdisciplinary design methodology in the context of the MinD project research into designing for and with people with dementia, which takes the particular focus on supporting the subjective well-b... Read More about Designing with and for people with dementia: developing a mindful interdisciplinary co-design methodology.

A scoping review of crisis teams managing dementia in older people (2017)
Journal Article
Streater, A., Coleston-Shields, D. M., Yates, J., Stanyon, M., & Orrell, M. (2017). A scoping review of crisis teams managing dementia in older people. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 2017(12), doi:10.2147/CIA.S142341

Background: Research on crisis teams for older adults with dementia is limited. This scoping review aimed to 1) conduct a systematic literature review reporting on the effectiveness of crisis interventions for older people with dementia and 2) conduc... Read More about A scoping review of crisis teams managing dementia in older people.

Where is the happiness in dementia? (2016)
Journal Article
Petty, S., Dening, T., Griffiths, A., & Coleston-Shields, D. M. (2016). Where is the happiness in dementia?. International Psychogeriatrics, 28(10), doi:10.1017/S1041610216000879

Our current research aims to explore how the emotional experiences of individuals with dementia are understood, and to improve the design and delivery of care interventions. A preliminary, incidental, finding from our initial systematic literature se... Read More about Where is the happiness in dementia?.