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The VOICE study – a before and after study of a dementia communication skills training course (2018)
Journal Article
Fuh, J., O’Brien, R., Goldberg, S. E., Pilnick, A., Beeke, S., Schneider, J., …Harwood, R. H. (2018). The VOICE study – a before and after study of a dementia communication skills training course. PLoS ONE, 13(6), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0198567. ISSN 1932-6203

Background A quarter of acute hospital beds are occupied by persons living with dementia, many of whom have communication problems. Healthcare professionals lack confidence in dementia communication skills, but there are no evidence-based communic... Read More

Challenges and opportunities in understanding dementia and delirium in the acute hospital (2017)
Journal Article
Jackson, T. A., Gladman, J. R., Harwood, R. H., MacLullich, A. M., Sampson, E. L., Sheehan, B., & Davis, D. H. (2017). Challenges and opportunities in understanding dementia and delirium in the acute hospital. PLoS Medicine, 14(3), doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002247. ISSN 1549-1277

What is the problem? Dementia in general hospitals Dementia is very common in patients admitted to acute hospitals, affecting one in four patients, with 6% of people living with dementia being inpatients in acute hospitals at any given time [1,... Read More

New horizons: the management of hypertension in people with dementia (2016)
Journal Article
Harrison, J. K., Van Der Wardt, V., Conroy, S. P., Stott, D. J., Dening, T., Gordon, A. L., …Gladman, J. R. (2016). New horizons: the management of hypertension in people with dementia. Age and Ageing, 45(6), doi:10.1093/ageing/afw155. ISSN 0002-0729

The optimal management of hypertension in people with dementia is uncertain. This review explores if people with dementia experience greater adverse effects from antihypertensive medications, if cognitive function is protected or worsened by controll... Read More

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in older people with dementia: a systematic review of tolerability (2016)
Journal Article
Conroy, S. P., Harrison, J. K., van der Wardt, V., Harwood, R. H., Logan, P., Welsh, T., & Gladman, J. R. (2016). Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in older people with dementia: a systematic review of tolerability. Age and Ageing, 45(4), doi:10.1093/ageing/afw050. ISSN 0002-0729

BACKGROUND: Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) may be helpful for the management of hypertension, but little is known about its tolerability in people with dementia. OBJECTIVE: To review the published evidence to determine the tolerabil... Read More

The Balance and the Mind study: baseline data (2015)
Journal Article
van der Wardt, V., Logan, P., Booth, V., Hood, V., Masud, T., & Harwood, R. H. (2015). The Balance and the Mind study: baseline data. European Geriatric Medicine, 6(1), doi:10.1016/S1878-7649(15)30190-X. ISSN 1878-7649

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to establish falls risk factors for people with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia. METHODS: Survey of 76 people recruited from Memory Clinics (n=56), Falls Services (n=12), Community Geriatricians (... Read More

Falls prevention interventions in older adults with cognitive impairment: a systematic review of reviews (2015)
Journal Article
Booth, V., Logan, P., Harwood, R. H., & Hood, V. (in press). Falls prevention interventions in older adults with cognitive impairment: a systematic review of reviews. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 22(6), doi:10.12968/ijtr.2015.22.6.289. ISSN 1741-1645

Aim: This critical review explores the review material on falls prevention interventions in older adults with a cognitive impairment such as dementia. Method: A critical, systematic, review of review method was used. Five large electronic databas... Read More