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Stronger together: learning from an interdisciplinary Dementia, Arts & Wellbeing Network (DA&WN) (2019)
Journal Article
Tischler, V., Schneider, J., Morgner, C., Crawford, P., Dening, T., Brooker, D., …Harvey, K. (2019). Stronger together: learning from an interdisciplinary Dementia, Arts & Wellbeing Network (DA&WN). Arts and Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, doi:10.1080/17533015.2018.1534252

There is increasing interest in the use of arts and creative activity to enhance dementia care (e.g. Beard, 2012; Cowl & Gaugler, 2014; Young, Camic & Tischler, 2016), and to bring together and support professionals and those who use services, see Cr... Read More

A taxonomy of arts interventions for people with dementia: a framework to describe and explain the theory and practice of arts activities (2019)
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Cousins, E., Tischler, V., Garabedian, C., & Dening, T. (in press). A taxonomy of arts interventions for people with dementia: a framework to describe and explain the theory and practice of arts activities. Gerontologist,

Background and Objectives: The current evidence base for the arts and dementia has several limitations relating to the description, explanation, communication and simplification of arts interventions. Research addressing these challenges must be mult... Read More

Measuring health related quality of life of care home residents: comparison of self-report with staff proxy responses (2019)
Journal Article
Usman, A., Lewis, S., Hinsliff-Smith, K., Long, A., Housley, G., Jordan, J., …Gordon, A. L. (2019). Measuring health related quality of life of care home residents: comparison of self-report with staff proxy responses. Age and Ageing, doi:10.1093/ageing/afy191

Introduction: Care home residents are often unable to complete Health Related Quality of Life questionnaires for themselves because of prevalent cognitive impairment. This study compared care home resident and staff proxy responses for two measures,... Read More

Managing employees with dementia: a systematic review (2018)
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Thomson, L., Stanyon, M., Dening, T., Heron, R., & Griffiths, A. (2018). Managing employees with dementia: a systematic review. Occupational Medicine, doi:10.1093/occmed/kqy161

Background: The experience of developing dementia while in employment has been explored from the point of view of the employee, but less is known about the perspectives, experiences and needs of employers. Aims: To review systematically literature... Read More

Conceptual framework for social connectedness in mental disorders: systematic review and narrative synthesis (2018)
Journal Article
Hare Duke, L., Dening, T., de Oliveira, D., Milner, K., & Slade, M. (2019). Conceptual framework for social connectedness in mental disorders: systematic review and narrative synthesis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 245, 188-199. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2018.10.359

Background: Adults with mental disorders are at high risk of loneliness. Loneliness has been implicated in a wide variety of physical and mental health problems. Social connectedness interventions are one means to tackle loneliness but have shown mix... Read More

Participatory arts in care settings: a multiple case study: innovative practice (2018)
Journal Article
Broome, E., Dening, T., & Schneider, J. (2018). Participatory arts in care settings: a multiple case study: innovative practice. Dementia, doi:10.1177/1471301218807554

This paper describes two case studies of arts interventions in UK care settings. Visual arts and dance movement interventions were regularly held in two settings. This paper draws on data from qualitative interviews, reflective diary sheets and narra... Read More

Ageing patients in forensic psychiatric settings: a review of the literature (2018)
Journal Article
Di Lorito, C., Vӧllm, B., & Dening, T. (2018). Ageing patients in forensic psychiatric settings: a review of the literature. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, doi:10.1002/gps.4981. ISSN 0885-6230

Objectives. The prevalence of ageing patients in forensic psychiatric settings is increasing. However, limited research has reported around this population. The aim of this scoping review is to synthesise the current evidence around ageing forensic p... Read More

Antidepressants for treating depression in dementia (2018)
Journal Article
Dudas, R., Malouf, R., McCleery, J., & Dening, T. (2018). Antidepressants for treating depression in dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD003944.pub2

Background The use of antidepressants in dementia accompanied by depressive symptoms is widespread, but their clinical efficacy is uncertain. This review updates an earlier version, first published in 2002. Objectives To determine the effica... Read More

Ageing in forensic psychiatric secure settings: the voice of older patients (2018)
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Di Lorito, C., Dening, T., & Völlm, B. (2018). Ageing in forensic psychiatric secure settings: the voice of older patients. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, doi:10.1080/14789949.2018.1513545. ISSN 1478-9949

Older patients account for around 20% of the population in secure forensic psychiatric services in the UK. However, little qualitative research has investigated the experience of ageing in secure settings. This study aimed to gather the individual vi... Read More

Cholinesterase inhibitors for the treatment of delirium in non-ICU settings (2018)
Journal Article
Yu, A., Wu, S., Zhang, Z., Dening, T., Zhao, S., Pinner, G., …Yang, D. (2018). Cholinesterase inhibitors for the treatment of delirium in non-ICU settings. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 6, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD012494.pub2. ISSN 1469-493X

Background Delirium is a common clinical syndrome defined as alterations in attention with an additional disturbance in cognition or perception, which develop over a short period of time and tend to fluctuate during the course of the episode. Deli... Read More

Facilitation of positive social interaction through visual art in dementia: a case study using videoanalysis (2018)
Journal Article
Schneider, J., Hazel, S., Morgner, C., & Dening, T. (2018). Facilitation of positive social interaction through visual art in dementia: a case study using videoanalysis. Ageing and Society, doi:10.1017/S0144686X1800020X. ISSN 0144-686X

The aims of this exploratory study were: to investigate the process of visual art appreciation in a person with dementia, in real time; and to test the feasibility of using videoanalysis as a method to explore this process by and with a person who ha... Read More

Swimming for dementia: an exploratory qualitative study (2018)
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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

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. ISSN 0885-6230

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

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. ISSN 1360-7863

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