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Staff, Members & Volunteers’ Conference & Awards Ceremony. 1 November 2013 Murrayfield Stadium. #ASAGM. Debbie Tolson PhD MSc BSc (Hons) RGN FRCN Professor of Dementia/Director Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice. Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice.

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staff members volunteers conference awards ceremony

Staff, Members & Volunteers’ Conference & Awards Ceremony

1 November 2013

Murrayfield Stadium

#ASAGM

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Debbie Tolson

PhD MSc BSc (Hons) RGN FRCN

Professor of Dementia/Director

Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice

alzheimer scotland centre for policy and practice
Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice

Vision

To be a centre of excellence advancing dementia policy and practice through education, applied research and social enterprise.

Mission

To work collaboratively with people with dementia and carers, the scientific and practice communities to advance evidence informed dementia policy and practice.

centre activities
Centre Activities
  • Applied research for policy and practice
  • Dementia research capacity & capability development
  • Education & Knowledge Exchange to promote evidence informed practice & leadership
  • Policy influencing and implementation
  • Social enterprise designed to incubate dementia care solutions
centre activities1
Centre Activities
  • Applied research for policy and practice
  • Dementia research capacity & capability development
  • Education & Knowledge Exchange to promote evidence informed practice & leadership
  • Policy influencing and implementation
  • Social enterprise designed to incubate dementia care solutions
the team
The Team

Debbie Tolson Professor of Dementia/Director

Graham Jackson Professor of Dementia Care

Barbara Sharp Research Fellow

Karen Watchman Lecturer

Nicola Douglas-Smith Doctoral Student

Paul Brown Associated Researcher-Trainee Consultant

Affiliated Members Alz.Scot Nurse Consultants, AHP Consultants, Academics, Practitioners, Volunteers? you

debbie tolson professor of dementia
Debbie TolsonProfessor of Dementia

Research Interests

  • Dementia & Later Life Syndromes (Geriatric Giants)
  • Delirium
  • Psychosocial interventions (e.g reminiscence)
  • Long Term Care –Nursing Home Practice
  • Communities of practice
graham jackson professor of dementia care
Graham Jackson Professor of Dementia Care
  • Research interests

Service delivery in NHS

Early diagnosis of dementia

Nursing Home Care

Drug treatment and dementia

  • Current projects

Do people with dementia need psychiatric wards?

Use of PoA in Scotland

dr karen watchman alzheimer scotland lecturer in dementia
Dr Karen WatchmanAlzheimer Scotland Lecturer in Dementia

Research Interests

  • Learning disability and dementia
  • Sensory Interventions
  • Reminiscence

Projects

  • Enhanced sensory day care – pilot project

Knowledge Exchange

  • Learning disability and dementia including development of ‘Train the Trainer course’
barbara sharp alzheimer scotland research fellow
Barbara SharpAlzheimer Scotland Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Living well with dementia
  • Stress and distress
  • Sensory changes in dementia

Current Projects

  • An exploration of the subjective experiences of stress in people with dementia

Knowledge Exchange

  • Enabling approaches to care at home
project funding applications
Project Funding Applications

Tolson D, Banks P, Nolan M. Advancing dementia–telephone-helpline practice: working with family caring. £79,000. Studentship Application submitted to Alzheimer Society May 2013. Decision Pending

Orell M, Tolson et al GIRDER Reading Out loud NIHR PHR £1.1m Outline application-submitted July 2013. Decision Pending

Watchman et al Pilot study of football reminiscence within care homes. £5.5k Small Grant application submitted August to Alzheimer Scotland Research. Decision Pending

Brazil K, McLaughlin D, Watson M, Froggatt K, Nightingale P, Jackson G, Tolson D. Determining Goals of Care at the End of Life for Residents in Nursing Homes. Dunhill Medical Trust £234,153.00 Main Application Submitted October 2013 Decision Pending

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PhD studentships

      • Design for Dementia in Care Home Environments: understanding the staff
      • Started October 2013
    • Legitimising playfulness and meaningful improvisation with care home residents with dementia
    • Have partial funding may have student
  • Working with older people with dementia during episodes of hyperactive delirium in an acute hospital setting .
  • Have funding need student
  • Advancing dementia–telephone-helpline practice.
  • Have Student waiting for funding decision.
current project 1 spanish pilot of football reminiscence
Current Project 1Spanish Pilot of Football Reminiscence.

CollPlanas L, Donemeche S, Tolson D et al

Aim

To develop and evaluate a program of football based

Reminiscence

Design

Longitudinal Multicentre Pre-Post Test Intervention

Funded by Spanish Federation of Veteran Former Players.

current project 2 dementia in the workplace the potential for continued employment post diagnosis
Current Project 2Dementia In The WorkplaceThe Potential For Continued Employment Post-diagnosis

Professor Pauline Banks University of the West of Scotland

Professor Mike Danson Heriot-Watt University

Professor Debbie Tolson Alzheimer Scotland -University of the West of Scotland

Dr Louise Ritchie Research Fellow

Funded by the Alzheimer’s Society 2013 -2915

research study funded by the alzheimer s society 2013 2915
Research Study Funded by the Alzheimer’s Society 2013 -2915

Aim: To explore the employment related experiences of people with dementia or MCI, and attitudes of employers and/or co-workers towards supporting people with dementia, in order to identify the potential for continued employment post diagnosis

Case Study participants

  • People with dementia or MCI
  • Family members
  • Employers/work colleagues
  • Human Resources/occupational health/unions
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#DStrat2

Outcomes

Findings

  • How people with dementia cope in the

workplace, challenges faced by

employers/co-workers, responses to

these challenges.

  • Adjustments that people with dementia/MCI would require to extend their working lives, and factors that would enable or hinder employers from providing such support.

Outcomes

  • Implications for policy within Scotland and wider UK
  • Identification of future research direction within UK
  • Address barrier to seeking diagnosis
current project 3 enhanced sensory day care pilot study
Current Project 3 Enhanced Sensory Day Care. Pilot Study

Watchman K, Tolson D, Brown M, Jackson G et al

Aim To collaboratively evaluate and refine an Enhanced Sensory Day Care Model for individuals with advanced dementia.

  • Experienced-based understanding of model in practice.
  • Contribution to quality of life of individuals.
  • Contribution and influence on family caring and place of care.
  • Day Care staff and volunteer perspectives

Design

Mixed Method Case Study

Funded by Alzheimer Scotland 2014-2015

how can you get involved
How can you get involved?
  • Sharing your practice problems
  • Sharing research ideas and opportunities
  • Co-researcher
  • Project development or delivery advisor
  • Critical research companion
  • Research student
  • Volunteer researcher?
research for practice collaborative
Research for Practice Collaborative
  • Bring together people with variety of skills and experience
  • Develop confidence and competence in research
  • Actively engage in meaningful, real world research
  • Share, support and develop informed practice
online and social media
Online and Social Media
  • Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice website
  • Storify – creating stories and timelines using social media
  • Slideshare – making our presentations public

Coming soon:

  • Research into Practice Collaborative webpage
  • Twitter
contact us
Contact Us

Debbie.Tolson@uws.ac.uk

Tel 01698 283 100 Ext 8669

Graham.Jackson@uws.ac.uk

Tel 01698 283 100 Ext 8680

BSharp@Alzscot.org

Karen.Watchman@uws.ac.uk

Tel 01690 283 100 Ext 8690

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Staff, Members & Volunteers’ Conference & Awards Ceremony

1 November 2013

Murrayfield Stadium

#ASAGM

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