Thomas Morton: Speaking at the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo Birmingham

Association for Dementia Studies (University of Worcester)

Thomas Morton

How to keep community-based groups, schemes and activities for people affected by dementia going long-term: The SCI-Dem realist review

Regular social and community groups, clubs and activities have benefits for people with dementia and the people supporting them – but the availability and delivery of such schemes (as well as funding) can vary dramatically and they can face real challenges keeping going long-term. The Association for Dementia Studies has been doing a ‘realist review’ looking at how, why, for whom and in what circumstances schemes like these can continue sustainably.


Biography

Thomas joined the Association for Dementia studies in December 2018. He is a Research Associate, working on a realist review of sustainable community interventions (SCI-Dem), funded by the Alzheimer’s Society.
Thomas has a background in teaching and journalism, having worked as both an A level teacher and a newspaper journalist prior to returning to the field of psychology and developing a passion for research. He has previously worked on research into the experiences and uses of online mood monitoring of those with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, with the University of Worcester''s Mood Disorders Research Group. He has also conducted original research into perceptions of the role of control in workplace stress as part of his Psychology MSc.

The SCI-Dem project aims to review and synthesise research into place-based community interventions for those affected by dementia, looking at what works, for whom, in what contexts, in what regards and why.

Association for Dementia Studies (University of Worcester)

Thomas Morton

How to keep community-based groups, schemes and activities for people affected by dementia going long-term: The SCI-Dem realist review

Regular social and community groups, clubs and activities have benefits for people with dementia and the people supporting them – but the availability and delivery of such schemes (as well as funding) can vary dramatically and they can face real challenges keeping going long-term. The Association for Dementia Studies has been doing a ‘realist review’ looking at how, why, for whom and in what circumstances schemes like these can continue sustainably.


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