Dementia Research Charity Chatathon

Caring Dementia Care in Care Homes

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Recorded at the Dementia Research Charity #Chatathon 2022 - Adam Smith interviews Professor Claire Surr, Professor of Dementia Studies at Leeds Beckett University and Dr Victoria Shepherd, Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University.

Professor Claire Surr - I am Director of the Centre for Dementia Research, a cross-University research Centre dedicated to supporting multi-disciplinary applied dementia research. I have led a wide range of dementia research programmes funded by major funders including the National Institute for Health Research and the Alzheimer's Society. I work in dementia care and services research. Most recently my focus has been on dementia and comorbidity, care homes and workforce education and training.

Dr Victoria Shepherd - I lead an interdisciplinary programme of research exploring the ethical and methodological issues around research involving adults with impaired capacity to consent, including people living with dementia. This includes the recent development of the NIHR INCLUDE Impaired Capacity to Consent Framework to help researchers to design trials that are more inclusive of people who may experience challenges around consent. Alongside this, I have a broad portfolio of methodological research including care home studies such as COS COVID PCARE which established the core outcomes to be measured in trials evaluating interventions to prevent COVID-19 in care homes.


The 2022 Dementia Research Charity Chatathon LIVE was held on Friday 2nd December - A non-stop 12.5 hours livestream hosted by Adam Smith interviewing 68 Dementia Researchers and Special Guests working across all areas of discovery to beat Alzheimer's disease and all forms of dementia.   Raising money for research and providing insights into the latest research taking place across the UK and Worldwide.

This year we are raising money for four amazing charities who all fund research - Alzheimer's Research UK, Alzheimer's Society, Race Against Dementia and The Lewy Body Society.

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