5 blogs you may have missed

Our blog site aims to release a new post every week, but we realise that it’s not always easy to keep up with them. So this week we’re going to take stock and do a quick recap of five blogs that you may have missed from the past year.

1. Exploring issues relating to housing and care provision for LGBTQ older people – As it’s currently Pride Month, this seemed appropriate. It provides an overview of a webinar organised by the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium where three presenters shared their views and experiences of some of the issues facing LGBTQ people with dementia and LGBTQ older people more widely. It was a well-attended and well-received webinar, so definitely worth another look.

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Wear to Care – exploring the issue of uniforms in care homes

The ADS team has recently completed a project with Care UK to explore how residents, relatives and members of staff in two Care UK care homes feel about staff uniforms.

Suzanne Mumford, Care UK’s Head of Nursing, Care and Dementia Services for their approach to care and dementia services, had already started looking into the issue of uniforms, identifying arguments for staff wearing a uniform and for staff wearing ‘non-uniform’ options. Off the back of an initial literature review Suzanne noted that,

“The missing link appears to be actually involving people living with dementia and those who care for them both family, friends and professionally”

Called ‘Wear to Care’, this project was ideally placed to provide that missing link. All we had to contend with was trying to conduct research in care homes during a pandemic!

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