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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.

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., & Jarvis and Jessica Ridgers, A. (in press). 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,

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.

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...hb/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. 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.

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. 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.

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. (in press). Presence and personality: A factoral exploration of the relationship between facets of dispositional mindfulness and personality. Counselling Psychology Review- British Psychological Society, 34(2),

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 recall of dementia-related and neutral words by people with dementia: The ironic process of thought suppression (2019)
Journal Article
Cheston, R., Dodd, E., Hart, I., & Christopher, G. (2019). The recall of dementia-related and neutral words by people with dementia: The ironic process of thought suppression. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 34(5), 756-764. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.5083

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objective: Thought suppression may not work effectively when people have a cognitive impairment. This study tests whether participants with dementia showed lessened or enhanced recall and recognition of dementia-relat... Read More about The recall of dementia-related and neutral words by people with dementia: The ironic process of thought suppression.

Psychological and mnemonic benefits of nostalgia for people with dementia (2018)
Journal Article
Ismail, S., Christopher, G., Dodd, E., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Ingram, T., …Cheston, R. (2018). Psychological and mnemonic benefits of nostalgia for people with dementia. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 65(4), 1327-1344

Background: Studies with non-clinical populations show that nostalgia increases psychological resources, such as self-esteem and social connectedness. Objectives: Our objectives were to find out if the benefits of nostalgia in non-clinical populat... Read More about Psychological and mnemonic benefits of nostalgia for people with dementia.

A grounded theory analysis of the experiences of carers for people living with dementia from three BAME communities: Balancing the need for support against fears of being diminished (2018)
Journal Article
Baghirathan, S., Cheston, R., Hui, R., Chacon, A., Shears, P., & Currie, K. (in press). A grounded theory analysis of the experiences of carers for people living with dementia from three BAME communities: Balancing the need for support against fears of being diminished. Dementia, https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301218804714

An estimated 25,000 people of Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic (BAME) origins live with dementia in UK - a number which is expected to increase seven-fold by 2051. People from many BAME communities experience dementia in a markedly different wa... Read More about A grounded theory analysis of the experiences of carers for people living with dementia from three BAME communities: Balancing the need for support against fears of being diminished.

Selective forgetting of self-threatening statements: Mnemic neglect for dementia information in people with mild dementia (2018)
Journal Article
Cheston, R., Dodd, E., Christopher, G., Jones, C., Wildschut, T., & Sedikides, C. (2018). Selective forgetting of self-threatening statements: Mnemic neglect for dementia information in people with mild dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 33(8), 1065-1073. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.4894

© 2018 The Authors. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Objective: We tested whether people with dementia manifest selective forgetting for self-threatening information, the mnemic neglect effect (MNE).... Read More about Selective forgetting of self-threatening statements: Mnemic neglect for dementia information in people with mild dementia.

Improving care: The next step forward - a commentary (2018)
Book Chapter
Cheston, R. Improving care: The next step forward - a commentary. In D. Brooker (Ed.), Dementia Reconsidered, Revisited; the person still comes firstOpen University Press. Manuscript submitted for publication

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Psychotherapy in old age: Ethical issues (2018)
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 EthicsOxford University Press. Manuscript submitted for publication

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.

Nostalgia as a psychological resource for people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence of effectiveness from experimental studies (2018)
Journal Article
Ismail, S. U., Cheston, R., Christopher, G., & Meyrick, J. (2020). Nostalgia as a psychological resource for people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence of effectiveness from experimental studies. Dementia, 19(2), 330-351. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301218774909

Objective: This review systematically examines evidence relating to the effect of nostalgia on psychological well-being through a meta-analysis of measures of social connectedness, self-esteem, meaning in life, self-continuity, optimism and positive... Read More about Nostalgia as a psychological resource for people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence of effectiveness from experimental studies.

Carer and clinician perceptions of the use of emergency medical services by people with dementia: A qualitative study (2018)
Journal Article
Voss, S., Brandling, J., Black, S., Cheston, R., Cullum, S., Iliffe, S., …Benger, J. (2018). Carer and clinician perceptions of the use of emergency medical services by people with dementia: A qualitative study. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 20, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423618000191

A growing number of older people are accessing emergency medical services (EMS), and many calls to EMS are made by, or on behalf of, people with dementia. Their needs are frequently complex, however EMS staff are often given minimal guidance on ensu... Read More about Carer and clinician perceptions of the use of emergency medical services by people with dementia: A qualitative study.

Protected engagement time on older adult mental health wards: A thematic analysis of the views of patients, carers, and staff (2018)
Journal Article
Dodd, E., Cheston, R., Procter, C., Heneker, S., Gray, R., Fox, C., & Nolan, F. (2018). Protected engagement time on older adult mental health wards: A thematic analysis of the views of patients, carers, and staff. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(2), 608-618. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12342

© 2017 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc. During protected engagement time (PET), ward routines are adjusted so that staff can spend time together with patients without interruption. The aim of PET is to increase staff and patient intera... Read More about Protected engagement time on older adult mental health wards: A thematic analysis of the views of patients, carers, and staff.

Re: An investigation of public attitudes towards dementia in Bristol and South Gloucestershire using an online version of the Approaches to Dementia Questionnaire (2018)
Journal Article
Cheston, R., Hancock, J., & White, P. (2018). Re: An investigation of public attitudes towards dementia in Bristol and South Gloucestershire using an online version of the Approaches to Dementia Questionnaire. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 33(2), 433-434. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.4740

Letter accepted for publication in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

Does personal experience of dementia change attitudes? The Bristol and South Gloucestershire survey of dementia attitudes (2018)
Journal Article
Cheston, R., Hancock, J., & White, P. (2019). Does personal experience of dementia change attitudes? The Bristol and South Gloucestershire survey of dementia attitudes. Dementia, 18(7-8), 2596-2608. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301217752707

Background: it is unclear how attitudes towards people with dementia are formed and whether, for instance, increased contact with people with dementia, either through work or personal experience alters attitudes. This study used a validated questionn... Read More about Does personal experience of dementia change attitudes? The Bristol and South Gloucestershire survey of dementia attitudes.

Quality of family relationships and outcomes of dementia: A systematic review (2018)
Journal Article
Edwards, H., Ijaz, S., Whiting, P., Leach, V., Richards, A., Cullum, S., …Savović, J. (2018). Quality of family relationships and outcomes of dementia: A systematic review. BMJ Open, 8(1), e015538. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015538

© Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2018. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted. Objectives To evaluate the association between the quality of... Read More about Quality of family relationships and outcomes of dementia: A systematic review.

Feasibility study suggests no impact from protected engagement time on adverse events in mental health wards for older adults (2017)
Journal Article
Smith, T., Clark, A., Dodd, E., Khoo, M., Henker, S., Cross, J., …Nolan, F. (2018). Feasibility study suggests no impact from protected engagement time on adverse events in mental health wards for older adults. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(2), 756-764. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12362

Hospital adverse events such as falls, violence and aggression, security, self-harm and suicide are difficult to manage in older people with dementia. The purpose of this study was to determine whether Protected Engagement Time (PET) resulted in lowe... Read More about Feasibility study suggests no impact from protected engagement time on adverse events in mental health wards for older adults.