University of Bradford

Improving lives affected by dementia

The University of Bradford plays a vital role in care for people with dementia through the development of person-centred research. This kind of research - first developed at the University - is central to the transformation of care for dementia sufferers.

This research formed the basis for the development of the observational tool and practice development methodology, Dementia Care Mapping (DCMTM). DCMTM provides practitioners with a common framework and language to record the experience of care from the perspective of the person with dementia.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has drawn extensively on research carried out at the University in their guidelines on supporting people with dementia.

The National Audit Office also cites this research and uses it as a measure of quality of life.

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