Carers of Alzheimer’s Disease Sufferers: Empowerment and Efficacy via Education (CADS: E3)

PROJECT TITLE CARERS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE SUFFERERS: EMPOWERMENT AND EFFICACY VIA EDUCATION (CADS: E3)
Funding body University of Lincoln Research Investment Fund
Total funding £36,545
Team
  • Dr Jo Middlemass, Research Fellow, Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU), University of Lincoln
  • Despina Laparidou, Research Assistant, CaHRU, University of Lincoln
  • Professor Terence Karran, Professor of Higher Education, School of Education
  • Dr John Hudson, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology
  • Paul Mansfield, Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care
  • Dr Karen Windle, Reader in Health, CaHRU, University of Lincoln
  • Professor A N Siriwardena, Professor of Primary and Prehospital Health Care, CaHRU, University of Lincoln
Team/consortium

University of Lincoln

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Overarching aim The aim of this study was to develop develop a complex psychoeducational intervention for carers of people with dementia to improve carer and patient outcomes.
Objectives Primary objective

  • To explore which psychoeducational interventions have been found to be effective for carers of people with AD sufferers and how effective/cost-effective they are.

Secondary objectives

  • To identify which patient and carer outcomes have been identified/measured in studies of psychoeducational interventions for carers of AD sufferers.
  • To investigate which research there is on the effect of carers of AD sufferers using validated instruments to measure/monitor the progression of AD.
  • To explore the perceptions and views of carers, patients and health professionals on potential psychoeducational and monitoring interventions and a formal monitoring role for carers of AD sufferers?
Methods Complex intervention development.
Outcomes Development of a randomised controlled trial.
Outputs Peer reviewed publications and presentations to national and international conferences.
Impact The study will help deliver an intervention which includes strategies to improve carer and patient outcomes for people with dementia.

 

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