OPEN RESEARCH STUDY
STOP-DEM - Deprescribing for people with cognitive impairment
People living with dementia or mild cognitive impairment often take multiple medications, some of which may be inappropriate. The Study looks to understand how decisions should be made to safely reduce or stop inappropriate medications.
Aged 55 + Have a confirmed medical diagnosis of dementia or mild cognitive impairment Prescribed five or more regular medications Have the mental capacity to understand the nature of the research and give consent to take part
Informal caregivers - Provides informal care regularly to someone with any stage of dementia or mild cognitive impairment who is taking five or more regular medications and living in their own home
Lives within the Wessex area
Aged under 55
Prescribed less than five regular medications Living in residential care (nursing home or residential home) or in accommodation with onsite care provision (extra-care housing)
Lack mental capacity to understand the research and to provide informed consent
Receiving end-of-life care
Lives outside the Wessex area
What is involved?
This study is one of interview with 2 researchers around the process of stopping or reducing inappropriate medication. Prior to the interview participants will be loaned a digital camera and will be asked to take photographs over a period of one to two days in advance of the interview. They will be asked to take these photographs of anything that makes them think about how they manage medications on a daily basis
Interested in taking part?
Email the team to find out more: email@example.com