Notts Realism Group; How do you keep community groups and activities for people affected by dementia going_ The SCI Dem realist review. Thomas Morton
From Louise Howe
Thomas Morton – Thursday 25th March 1.30pm
The SCI-Dem realist review completed in December 2020. It looked at what can help or hinder community-based groups and activities for people with dementia to keep going long term, when these kind of grass-roots interventions are all too often forced to fold just as they get going.
Aside from realism expert Dr Geoff Wong, the project team were mostly fresh to the approach – and a realist approach has not yet often been taken in dementia social care research. Together with a research question that, unusually, focused on practical matters affecting programme sustainability, rather than programme effectiveness, this led to an original piece of research which yielded a wealth of pertinent CMOCs.
Thomas is a Research Associate with
the Association for Dementia Studies (ADS), led by Prof Dawn Brooker at the
University of Worcester. He
has previously worked on research into the experiences and uses of online mood
monitoring of those with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, with the University
of Worcester's Mood Disorders Research Group.
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