Podcast – Research and Improving NHS Dementia Care

In this weeks podcast Megan Calvert-O’Hare talks to Emily Oliver and Naomi Gallant who are both Clinical Doctoral Research Fellows at the University of Southampton.

Emily and Naomi discuss their research into NHS Dementia Care, which focuses mealtimes and relational care. They also discuss their work with the NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) in Wessex, and how the organisation supports their work and research.

There are around 450,000 people with a diagnosis of dementia, and when we further consider those with some form of cognitive impairment, the numbers are probably more than double that. When you consider that on average people with dementia have two of more co-morbidities, it’s should be no surprise that sadly there is a lot of time spent in and around hospitals, as both in-patients and out-patients.

To find out more about the NIHR CLAHRC visit their website here.

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