Current projects being undertaken by core members of C4AR include:
- MEN IN SHEDS AND OTHER GENDERED INTERVENTIONS FOR OLDER MEN:
Men consistently lead shorter lives than women, and relatively affluent men have longer lives than more deprived men. These differences are not inevitable, and may be ameliorated through processes of active ageing. There is an association between strong social relationships, activity and good health, but the evidence suggests that older men are less likely to participate in generic social activity than women. This report provides a systematic review of the evidence base of Men in Sheds and other gender-specific interventions designed to promote health and wellbeing amongst older men.
The final report is available for downloading by clicking here.
The experiences and expectations of older people resident in care homes, their carers and professionals of end of life care and symptom relief needs: a prospective study (with the University of Hertfordshire). Contact: Dr. Katherine Froggatt email@example.com
Analysis and Perspectives of integrated working in Primary care Organizations and Care Homes (with the University of Hertfordshire). Contact: Dr. Katherine Froggatt firstname.lastname@example.org
Remote care interventions: ethics, gender and governance of new technologies of elderly care at home (Comparative study with the UK, Netherlands, Norway and Spain) Contact Prof. Christine Milligan email@example.com
- Peer Education for Older Adults regarding End of Life Discussions.
development of biomarkers for dementia in old age (EU – FP6).
development of nanoparticles for improved diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (EU- FP7).
- MRC-funded longitudinal study on biomarkers for Parkinson's disease.
- Development of amyloid aggregation inhibitors for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Related postgraduate research projects include:
- Use of Out of Hours services by older people.
- Experiences of family carers of people with dementia dying in care homes
- The effect of different models of facilitation when implementing the Gold Standards Framework in Care Homes (GSFCH) a cluster randomised control trial.
- A prospective descriptive study to examine the incidence of end of life symptoms in care home residents.