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Threat, self and dementia: Evidence from social psychology (13th April 2022) V3 (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Cheston, R. (2022, April). Threat, self and dementia: Evidence from social psychology (13th April 2022) V3. Presented at The Society for Psychotherapy Research, UK chapter annual conference, Nottingham University (Online)

All forms of dementia are progressive and incurable, threatening almost all aspects of a person’s self or identity. Dementia, then, represents an existential threat. In this seminar I will outline some of the main findings from a ten-year collaborati... Read More about Threat, self and dementia: Evidence from social psychology (13th April 2022) V3.

Naming the demon of dementia (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Cheston, R. (2022, April). Naming the demon of dementia. Presented at Society for Psychotherapy Research (UK chapter), Leeds Becket University (and online)

Background: Government policy emphasises the importance of people living with dementia and their families planning for their future. This is made more difficult when people struggle to find the words to describe their illness. Aim: This paper illust... Read More about Naming the demon of dementia.

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.

Dementia services for people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and White-British communities: Does a primary care based model contribute to equality in service provision? (2020)
Journal Article
Dodd, E., Pracownik, R., Popel, S., Collings, S., Emmens, T., & Cheston, R. (2022). Dementia services for people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and White-British communities: Does a primary care based model contribute to equality in service provision?. Health and Social Care in the Community, 30(2), 622-630. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13167

This study set out to investigate whether there were disparities in service provision for people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities compared to White British (WB) communities within a primary care led dementia service in the UK.... Read More about Dementia services for people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and White-British communities: Does a primary care based model contribute to equality in service provision?.

Dementia-and-walking-COVID-review (2020)
Report
Cheston, R., Huntley, A., Corse, D., & Munafo, J. (2020). Dementia-and-walking-COVID-review. NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West

The British Geriatric Society (BGS) gives clear guidance during the COVID 19 crisis on the approach of care home staff for residents with dementia who ‘walk with purpose or intent’. This guidance focuses on isolation of suspected cases and behavioura... Read More about Dementia-and-walking-COVID-review.

A preliminary evaluation of a client-centred prompting tool for supporting everyday activities in individuals with mild to moderate levels of cognitive impairment due to dementia (2020)
Journal Article
Harris, N., Boyd, H., Evans, N., Cheston, R., Noonan, K., Ingram, T., …Ridgers, J. (2021). A preliminary evaluation of a client-centred prompting tool for supporting everyday activities in individuals with mild to moderate levels of cognitive impairment due to dementia. Dementia, 20(3), 867-883. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301220911322

Objectives: Technology-based prompting has the potential to support people with dementia to complete multistep tasks in the home. However, these devices can be complex to use. This paper reports a feasibility trial of a personalised touchscreen digit... Read More about A preliminary evaluation of a client-centred prompting tool for supporting everyday activities in individuals with mild to moderate levels of cognitive impairment due to dementia.

The experience of using prompting technology from the perspective of people with Dementia and their primary carers (2020)
Journal Article
Evans, N., Boyd, H., Harris, N., Noonan, K., Ingram, T., Jarvis, A., …Cheston, R. (2021). The experience of using prompting technology from the perspective of people with Dementia and their primary carers. Aging and Mental Health, 25(8), 1433-1441. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2020.1745145

Objectives: People who are living with dementia typically experience difficulties in completing multi-step, everyday tasks. However, digital technology such as touchscreen tablets provide a means of delivering concise personalised prompts that combin... Read More about The experience of using prompting technology from the perspective of people with Dementia and their primary carers.

A qualitative study on conveyance decision-making during emergency call outs to people with dementia: The HOMEWARD project (2020)
Journal Article
Voss, S., Brandling, J., Pollard, K., Taylor, H., Black, S., Buswell, M., …Benger, J. (2020). A qualitative study on conveyance decision-making during emergency call outs to people with dementia: The HOMEWARD project. BMC Emergency Medicine, 20(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12873-020-0306-6

Background Paramedics are increasingly required to make complex decisions as to whether they should convey a patient to hospital or manage their condition at the scene. Dementia can be a significant barrier to the assessment process. However, to our... Read More about A qualitative study on conveyance decision-making during emergency call outs to people with dementia: The HOMEWARD project.

Psychotherapy in old age: Ethical issues (2019)
Book Chapter
Hughes, J., & Cheston, R. Psychotherapy in old age: Ethical issues. In M. Trachsel, S. Tekin, N. Biller-Adorno, J. Gaab, & J. Sadler (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Psychotherapy Ethics. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198817338.013.66

Old age brings challenges which affect the process and content of psychotherapy; not that older people should be thought of as being the same, for they are individual. There are particular cohort effects and contexts that might affect the ways in whi... Read More about Psychotherapy in old age: Ethical issues.

Psychotherapy in old age: ethical issues (2019)
Book Chapter
Cheston, R., & Hughes, J. (2019). Psychotherapy in old age: ethical issues. In J. Z. Sadler, J. Gaab, N. Biller-Andorno, Ş. Tekin, & M. Trachsel (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Psychotherapy Ethics (1 - 16). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198817338.013.66

Old age brings challenges which affect the process and content of psychotherapy; not that older people should be thought of as being the same, for they are individual. There are particular cohort effects and contexts that might affect the ways in whi... Read More about Psychotherapy in old age: ethical issues.

What are the barriers to accessing psychological therapy in Qatar: A concept mapping study (2019)
Journal Article
Brown, E., Topping, A., & Cheston, R. (2019). What are the barriers to accessing psychological therapy in Qatar: A concept mapping study. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 19(4), 441-454. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12252

Introduction: Mental health problems are highly prevalent throughout the world; however, all too frequently individuals do not receive treatment. Psychological therapy is a potentially successful intervention but barriers to access are likely to vary... Read More about What are the barriers to accessing psychological therapy in Qatar: A concept mapping study.

Confronting the Existential Threat of Dementia: An Exploration into Emotional Regulation (2019)
Book
Cheston, R., & Christopher, G. (2019). Confronting the Existential Threat of Dementia: An Exploration into Emotional Regulation. London: Palgrave-MacMillan

This book explores how dementia acts as an existential threat, both to people diagnosed with the condition, and to their carers. The authors highlight how dementia not only gradually erodes our most fundamental abilities, but that it does so at a tim... Read More about Confronting the Existential Threat of Dementia: An Exploration into Emotional Regulation.

Presence and personality: A factoral exploration of the relationship between facets of dispositional mindfulness and personality (2019)
Journal Article
Mather, P., Ward, T., & Cheston, R. (2019). Presence and personality: A factoral exploration of the relationship between facets of dispositional mindfulness and personality. Counselling Psychology Review- British Psychological Society, 34(1),

Background / Aims / Objectives The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between the discrete facets of personality and dispositional, or trait-like, Mindfulness. Methodology / Methods The study employed a factoral quantitative de... Read More about Presence and personality: A factoral exploration of the relationship between facets of dispositional mindfulness and personality.

The Living Well with Dementia Course - A Workbook for Facilitators (2019)
Book
Cheston, R., & Marshall, A. (2019). The Living Well with Dementia Course - A Workbook for Facilitators. London: Routledge

The Living Well with Dementia Course: A Workbook for Facilitators provides facilitators with a realistic but positive approach to helping people with dementia understand and adjust to their condition, helping them to live as well as possible. Aime... Read More about The Living Well with Dementia Course - A Workbook for Facilitators.