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Challenge ResCare: Behaviours that challenge in dementia care (RESCARE)

Purpose

This cluster randomised trial of a dementia challenging behaviour web-based training and decision support system for staff working in residential and nursing homes involved the Unit in its final stages to assist with thinking about the findings in the context of social care provision and barriers and facilitators to implementation. The Unit is working with the ResCare Team in its engagement with study participants and other stakeholders to debate the use of systemised care planning to improve care home staff’s response to residents with dementia who have challenging behaviour.

Timescale

2013 – 2015

Research team

Jill Manthorpe and Kritika Samsi (SCWRU), Esme Moniz-Cook (University of Hull / Humberside NHS Trust), Fiona Poland (University of East Anglia)

Funding

Humberside NHS Trust / NIHR Programme Grant

Methods

Interviews and focus groups with care home managers and local dementia stakeholders, including educationalists and trainers, local practitioners and members of dementia advocacy groups. Data are being analysed and placed in the context of an implementation framework.

Findings

The project is due to report in 2015 and so findings have not yet emerged.

Outputs

A full project report is being produced for the NIHR in 2015. A range of publications and presentations will be produced for the dementia research and practice communities. The full report will be publicly available and dissemination undertaken with user, carer and advocacy groups.

Impact

The findings from this study will be used to inform training and service developments in care homes.

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