We have a strong commitment to supporting research into dementia treatment and care. We’ve ensured that research is a key element of its strategic approach to supporting families affected by dementia.
We do this in several ways:
Increasing our research capacity and influence by developing a research team within the charity
Increasing the research capacity of Admiral Nurses by supporting scholarly and research practice
Increasing the evidence base for Admiral Nursing
Collaborating and supporting the research of others in the field, both nationally and internationally
There are two main strands to our research activity at Dementia UK: Research about Admiral Nursing and research about dementia care
Admiral Nursing and Dementia UK are research active:
Dementia UK supports Admiral Nurses to be research and outcomes active through support from the
Dementia UK Research, Service Evaluation and Professional and Practice Development Teams. A focus on research and outcomes enables good quality care to be provided, described, evaluated and shared
Why be research active?
Being research active means that Admiral Nurses use the right evidence, in the right way, at the right time to plan, deliver and evaluate care. It is also concerned with the generation and development of new knowledge, evidence and research questions to make a difference to families affected by dementia.
Research active Admiral Nurses and Services includes:
Being research ready: ready to use and/or generate research evidence
Research aware: visible use of best possible evidence
Research engaged: supporting the development of evidence
Research generating: contributing to the development of or generating evidence
Research leading: leading the generation of evidence and research questions
Research active Admiral Nurses and Services also connect locally, regional, nationally or internationally with research and academic organisations such as Research Networks, Universities, academic centres and other health and social care providers.
Why be outcomes active?
An outcome measure captures change in health statuses as a consequence of health or social care interventions. Outcome measures enable Admiral Nurses to deliver and sustain good quality care.