Dawn J. Brooker

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PURPOSE The published literature on dementia care mapping (DCM) in improving quality of life and quality of care through practice development and research dates back to 1993. The purpose of this review of the research literature is to answer some key questions about the nature of the tool and its efficacy, to inform the ongoing revision of the tool, and to(More)
This paper reports on the evaluation of the Enriched Opportunities Programme in improving well-being, diversity of activity, health, and staff practice in nursing home care for people with dementia. Participants were 127 residents with a diagnosis of dementia or enduring mental health problems in three specialist nursing homes in the UK. A repeated measures(More)
INTRODUCTION Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) was originally developed as a clinical tool but has attracted interest as a potential observational measure of quality of life (QOL) and well-being of long-term care residents with dementia. DCM coding involves continuous observation over a 6-h period, with observers recording a Behavior Category Code (BCC, a(More)
OBJECTIVE ALzheimer's COoperative Valuation in Europe (ALCOVE) was a Joint Action co-financed by the European Commission to produce a set of evidence-based recommendations for policymakers on dementia. This paper reports on timely diagnosis. METHODS Evidence was reviewed from scientific, policy and qualitative research. An online questionnaire was(More)
OBJECTIVES The Enriched Opportunities Programme (EOP) is a multi-level intervention focussing on improved quality of life for people with dementia. This study compared the experience of people living with dementia and other mental health problems in extra care housing schemes that utilised EOP with schemes that employed an active control intervention. (More)
OBJECTIVES This paper describes DCM 8 and reports on the initial validation study of DCM 8. METHODS Between 2001-2003, a series of international expert working groups were established to examine various aspects of DCM with the intention of revising and refining it. During 2004-2005 the revised tool (DCM 8) was piloted in seven service settings in the UK(More)
The aim of this paper is to describe the process of building a multi-level intervention called the Enriched Opportunities Programme, the objective of which is to provide a sustainable activity-based model for people with dementia living in long-term care. It is hypothesised that five key elements need to work together to bring about a sustainable(More)
BACKGROUND Information is a key part of service provision to people with dementia and their carers, but there is no systematic review of the evidence. This study aimed to determine whether information services confer significant benefit for quality of life, neuropsychiatric symptoms and carer burden. METHOD A systematic review of intervention studies in(More)
BACKGROUND providing dignity in health care for older people is an important policy and clinical objective but requires implementation using reliable methods. Our objective was to investigate the feasibility of a person-centred observational practice development method known as dementia care mapping (DCM) in hospital wards for physically ill older people,(More)
Organisational culture of institutions providing care for older people is increasingly recognised as influential in the quality of care provided. There is little research, however, that specifically examines the processes of care home culture and how these may be associated with quality of care. In this paper we draw from an empirical study carried out in(More)