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Apart but not Alone? A cross-sectional study of neighbour support in a major UK urban area during the COVID-19 lockdown (2020)
Journal Article
Jones, M., Beardmore, A., Biddle, M., Gibson, A., Ismail, S. U., McClean, S., & White, J. (2020). Apart but not Alone? A cross-sectional study of neighbour support in a major UK urban area during the COVID-19 lockdown. Emerald Open Research, 2, https://doi.org/10.35241/emeraldopenres.13731.1

Background: Evidence from a range of major public health incidents shows that neighbour-based action can have a critical role in emergency response, assistance and recovery. However, there is little research to date on neighbour-based action during t... Read More about Apart but not Alone? A cross-sectional study of neighbour support in a major UK urban area during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Systematic review of community business related approaches to health and social care (2019)
Report
McClean, S., Ismail, S., Powell, J., Jones, M., Kimberlee, R., Bird, E., & Shaw, P. Systematic review of community business related approaches to health and social care

This report provides insight into the impact of community business-related approaches to health and social care on users’ outcomes, in particular exploring how effective they are in delivering outcomes for users. Community businesses are rooted with... Read More about Systematic review of community business related approaches to health and social care.

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.

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.

Food Settings and the health and wellbeing of older people: An annotated bibliography and summary of the literature (2017)
Working Paper
Ismail, S. U., & Jones, M. Food Settings and the health and wellbeing of older people: An annotated bibliography and summary of the literature

Little evidence has been collated on the role that food settings play in the health and wellbeing of older people. The purpose of this bibliography is to bring together evidence from a variety of fields and to begin to identify common themes, key lea... Read More about Food Settings and the health and wellbeing of older people: An annotated bibliography and summary of the literature.

Nostalgia as a psychological resource for people with dementia (2017)
Thesis
Ismail, S. Nostalgia as a psychological resource for people with dementia. (Thesis). University of the West of England

Background: Reminiscence interventions for people with dementia ignore the role of nostalgia, despite overwhelming evidence that nostalgia is a psychological resource in social psychology research involving non-clinical populations. To date, research... Read More about Nostalgia as a psychological resource for people with dementia.

Dementia as an existential threat: The importance of self-esteem, social connectedness and meaning in life (2015)
Journal Article
Cheston, R., Christopher, G., & Ismail, S. (2015). Dementia as an existential threat: The importance of self-esteem, social connectedness and meaning in life. Science Progress, 98(4), 416-419. https://doi.org/10.3184/003685015X14467423210693

© 2015, Science Reviews 2000 Ltd, All right reserved. Dementia is an umbrella term for a large number of illnesses, all of which involve neurodegenerative changes in the brain. The most common forms of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular de... Read More about Dementia as an existential threat: The importance of self-esteem, social connectedness and meaning in life.

Primary care-led dementia diagnosis services in South Gloucestershire: Themes from people and families living with dementia and health care professionals (2015)
Journal Article
Dodd, E., Cheston, R., Cullum, S., Jefferies, R., Ismail, S., Gatting, L., …Gray, R. (2016). Primary care-led dementia diagnosis services in South Gloucestershire: Themes from people and families living with dementia and health care professionals. Dementia, 15(6), 1586-1604. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301214566476

© 2015, © The Author(s) 2015. Background: Primary care-led dementia services are an increasingly common form of service delivery; however, little is known about how these services are understood by their main stakeholders: the patients, family member... Read More about Primary care-led dementia diagnosis services in South Gloucestershire: Themes from people and families living with dementia and health care professionals.

Apart but not alone - Neighbour support and the Covid-19 lockdown
Report
Beardmore, A., Jones, M., Biddle, M., White, J., Ismail, S., McClean, S., …Sabey, A. (2020). Apart but not alone - Neighbour support and the Covid-19 lockdown

Initial findings from the survey in Bristol and the West Country, 6th - 12th April 2020 (days 14-20 of the UK Government Coronavirus Restrictions)


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