Our focus is on research into healthy ageing and dementia interventions that help older people age better, by maintaining physical, cognitive and mental well-being. Our non-pharmacological interventions include therapies and meaningful activities that have beneficial effects on healthy ageing.
When these methods are applied together in multi-modal programmes they can provide further benefits. We regularly publish thought-leader, peer-reviewed papers and produce videos of our insights.
We also collaborate with leading experts in this area, like Professor James Vickers from the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania in Australia. Working together, we created The Structured Cognitive Intervention Pathway (SCIP), which has been peer-reviewed by over 100 global experts in dementia.
Growing research shows that when some non-pharmacological interventions are packaged together in multimodal programmes, they can have further benefits. Once we have mapped all our evidence and research, we create structured, information frameworks. These support decisions about the most relevant therapies and activities that can be delivered in real time.
OUR INSIGHTS VIDEOS
Prevention is better than cure – always - and that’s why our goal is to make non-pharmacological healthcare for healthy ageing and dementia accessible to everybody.
We're always looking to provide the insights and understanding that enable people to take charge of their own well-being. To build on our existing knowledge we meet with experts at the forefront of research, as well as healthcare professionals and leaders in the development of health.
What questions do you ponder – can you find the answers below? We've captured these meetings and can share the most recent information and cutting-edge findings in a range of insight videos.
OUR PUBLISHED PAPERS
We have written numerous papers in the last 2 years to enhance the published research on non-pharmacological interventions for healthy ageing and dementia. Our Research and Innovation Division is headed up by Dr Zara Quail, Dr Charles Young and Mark Carter. To see their profiles click here.
For example: Did you know that formal educational learning in adults can contribute to the improved sense of wellbeing and quality of life, healthy cognitive function, self-dependency, and a sense of belonging. You can read this paper, plus various case studies and more by clicking on the links below.