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16:00 - 17:00 22 June 2016

Managing Agitation and Raising Quality of Life in Dementia


Room 508 | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Gill Livingston

Speaker Gill Livingston: This ESRC/ NIHR funded study of agitation in dementia is in response to the PM challenge on dementia . Agitation is a neuropsychiatric symptom which is conceptualised to be related to both the dementia itself and the person with dementia being uncomfortable, in pain, bored or lonely. Most families and professionals have difficulty managing the agitation and it leads to care breakdown at home. This study asks family carers who have managed what works for them; tests the conceptual model and devises and is testing an intervention. More than 4000 people have participated in the study so far. Some of the first results will be presented in the seminar.


Berni Courtney