Raising quality of life in people living with dementia – MARQUE Report launch

by Jan 17, 2019EVENT0 comments

Date: Friday 1 March 2019
Time: 9.30am for 10.00am to 1.00pm
Location: 110 Rochester Row

On 1 March we held an ILC event, which presented new findings related to people with dementia and their carers from a prestigious research project led by Prof Gill Livingston at UCL, MARQUE (Managing Agitation and Raising Quality of Life).

  • Date: 1 March 2019
  • Time: 9.30am (for 10.00am) – 1.00pm
  • Location: 110 Rochester Row, London SW1P 1JP

This project, funded by the EHRC and NIHR in response to the PM’s Challenge on dementia, began in 2014 and covered six workstreams involving people with dementia and those who care for them, both in their homes and in formal care settings.

In the UK, about 820,000 people live with dementia with numbers increasing rapidly as the population ages. The Government’s “Challenge on Dementia” aims to drive improvements in health and care, create dementia friendly communities, and improve research.

Responding to this challenge, the MARQUE project has increased our knowledge about dementia, agitation, and personhood among people living with dementia and their carers. Speakers included Prof Gill Livingston, Prof Claudia Cooper and Prof Paul Higgs.

Furthermore, central to this event was to engage broadly and hear delegates response to the findings and there has been opportunities to provide feedback and suggestions for the authors.

Read the full report Exploring dementia and agitation: How public policy needs to respond by clicking on the report link.

The event was live streamed on the day and you can see the video here.

 

Please see below for the slides that were presented on the day. You can download them here.