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A special podcast recording made on location from the Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) datathon at the University of Exeter, we discuss how ‘data’ is being used to push new frontiers in dementia research.
Podcast – Dementia and risk enablement in NHS and Social Care settings (Functional Objects and Mobility)
Megan Calvert-O’Hare talks with Dr Pippa Collins and Kellyn Leed from the University of Southampton. Discussing their work to support people with dementia to stay mobile while in hospitals, and the benefits of enabling use of functionality objects in hospitals and nursing homes.
For many years people with dementia have been prescribed anti-psychotic drugs to manage challenging behaviours and agitation. Even today the reliance on this medication is too high, however, attitudes have changed, and over the past 5 years or more there had been a drive to reduce the use of these medications. However, that left the…