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Professor of Dementia Research Richard Cheston

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Richard Cheston

Professor in Mental Health (Dementia Care)


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
Jarvis, A., Ridgers, J., Harris, N., Boyd, H., Evans, N., Cheston, R., …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, 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. (in press). The experience of using prompting technology from the perspective of people with Dementia and their primary carers. Aging and Mental Health, 1-9. 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
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.

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. 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.

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.

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