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The LivDem 2023 survey: Facilitator views on benefits and the more active involvement of carers in the Living well with Dementia (LivDem) course (2024)
Journal Article
Cheston, R., Reilly, F., Topalova, N., Woodstoke, N., & Dodd, E. (2024). The LivDem 2023 survey: Facilitator views on benefits and the more active involvement of carers in the Living well with Dementia (LivDem) course. FPOP Bulletin, 166(April), 48-55. https://doi.org/10.53841/bpsfpop.2024.1.166.48

Introduction. The Living Well with Dementia (LivDem) intervention is an eight-week, group based post-diagnostic course for people living with dementia that aims to facilitate adjustment to the diagnosis. We set out to establish the views of course fa... Read More about The LivDem 2023 survey: Facilitator views on benefits and the more active involvement of carers in the Living well with Dementia (LivDem) course.

Connecting communities programme evaluation: Small grants fund (2023)
Report
Biddle, M., Dodd, E., Beardmore, A., & Jones, M. (2023). Connecting communities programme evaluation: Small grants fund. University of the West of England: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System

This is a report on the evaluation of the Connecting Communities Small Grants Fund, one of five pilot projects developed by Age UK Bristol (AUKB) for the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (BNSSG ICS) Ageing Well... Read More about Connecting communities programme evaluation: Small grants fund.

Connecting communities programme evaluation: Integrated leg care clinic (2023)
Report
Biddle, M., Dodd, E., & Jones, M. (2023). Connecting communities programme evaluation: Integrated leg care clinic. University of the West of England: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System

This is a report on the evaluation of the Connecting Communities Integrated Leg Care Clinic (ILCC), one of five pilot projects developed by Age UK Bristol (AUKB) for the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (BNSSG... Read More about Connecting communities programme evaluation: Integrated leg care clinic.

We need to talk about dementia (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Cheston, R., Dodd, E., & Woodstoke, N. (2023, June). We need to talk about dementia

Richard Cheston is a Dementia Research Professor at the University of Bristol. As a clinical psychologist with a background in group psychotherapy, he has extensive experience leading groups of people with dementia and is co-founder of the "Living We... Read More about We need to talk about dementia.

Talking openly about dementia – theory and principles (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Cheston, R., Dodd, E., & Woodstoke, N. (2023, June). Talking openly about dementia – theory and principles. Presented at Invited presentation to the psychology department and clinical training course, University of Padua

Using assimilation to track changes in talk during a Living Well with Dementia (LivDem) group (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Cheston, R., Dodd, E., & Woodstoke., N. (2023, June). Using assimilation to track changes in talk during a Living Well with Dementia (LivDem) group. Presented at Society for Psychotherapy Research annual conference, Trinity College, Dublin

Background. Whilst good dementia care is typically thought of as a person-centred process, psychotherapy generally plays little role in this. One reason for this is that there are relatively few psychologists, therapists and counsellors working in de... Read More about Using assimilation to track changes in talk during a Living Well with Dementia (LivDem) group.

The ADAPT Study: Adapting the dementia care pathway for south Asian families in the UK (2023)
Journal Article
Cheston, R., & Dodd, E. (2023). The ADAPT Study: Adapting the dementia care pathway for south Asian families in the UK. Journal of Dementia Care, 30(5), 4-15

The ADAPT study got started because there were so few culturally appropriate dementia resources for South Asian families. Sahdia Parveen and colleagues describe the toolkit created by the study to help families navigate the system.

Nostalgic conversations: The co-production of an intervention package for people living with dementia and their spouse (2021)
Journal Article
Dodd, E., Ismail, S., Christopher, G., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., & Cheston, R. (2022). Nostalgic conversations: The co-production of an intervention package for people living with dementia and their spouse. Dementia, 21(2), 489-502. https://doi.org/10.1177/14713012211047350

Objectives: Nostalgic memories are more social than other forms of autobiographical recall, often refer to atypical events, express more positive affect and reflect life as meaningful. Recalling a nostalgic (compared to ordinary) memory increases sel... Read More about Nostalgic conversations: The co-production of an intervention package for people living with dementia and their spouse.

The content of nostalgic memories among people living with dementia (2021)
Journal Article
Ismail, S., Dodd, E., Christopher, G., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., & Cheston, R. (2022). The content of nostalgic memories among people living with dementia. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 94(4), 436-458. https://doi.org/10.1177/00914150211024185

Although dementia may affect the reliability of autobiographical memories, the psychological properties of nostalgic memories may be preserved. We compared the content of nostalgic (n = 36) and ordinary (n = 31) narratives of 67 participants living w... Read More about The content of nostalgic memories among people living with dementia.

The mnemic neglect effect and information about dementia: Age differences in recall (2020)
Journal Article
Cheston, R., Dodd, E., Christopher, G., Wildschut, T., & Sedikides, C. (2022). The mnemic neglect effect and information about dementia: Age differences in recall. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 29(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2020.1842850

Dementia represents a more immediate threat for older than for younger adults. Consequently, different strategies may be used to defend the self against the threat of dementia. We hypothesised that older (compared to younger) adults are more likely t... Read More about The mnemic neglect effect and information about dementia: Age differences in recall.

The development and validation of the Threat of Dementia Scale (2020)
Journal Article
Cheston, R., Dodd, E., Christopher, G., White, P., Wildschut, T., & Sedikides, C. (2022). The development and validation of the Threat of Dementia Scale. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 94(4), 496-514. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091415020957388

Dementia represents a substantial threat to the self. However, to date, there is no reliable way to measure how threatened people feel by dementia. This article reports on two online studies. In Study 1, 248 participants rated statements about dement... Read More about The development and validation of the Threat of Dementia Scale.