Ageing and Multi-morbidity

The Ageing and Multi-morbidity theme aims to improve how older people and anyone living with multi-morbidity are supported by health and social care and their local communities to keep well and be active members of their communities.

Current priority areas:

  • Optimisation of medicines for people living with multiple health problems.
  • Community engagement and support for people affected by dementia.
  • Research with care homes.
  • Research with assistive technology.

We will

  • Work in collaboration with partner ARCs and local patient and community groups to combine knowledge and resources and maximise impact.
  • Engage with key partners in the 4 ‘populations in focus’ (PiF) and others across the East of England. Each area has a dedicated point of contact from the research group:
  • Develop individuals, teams and organisations research capacity and increase patient and community engagement and participation

Current projects

  • AMM01: Developing research resources and minimum data set for care homes' adoption and use (DACHA study)
  • AMM02: A Realist review of General Practitioner's Role in Advancing Practice in Care Homes 
  • AMM03: Volunteer delivered interventions for older people living in care homes: a mixed methods systematic review and stakeholder consultation
  • AMM04: Practical management of cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms in MND - development of the MiNDToolkit 
  • AMM05: Understanding and Managing Everyday TASK PerformancE in Dementia
  • AMM06: Developing Frontline Capacity to Implement Research-Based Improvements to practice, with a focus on ageing and multi-morbidity.
  • AMM07: Experiences of Home-care Workers in Providing Personal Care in Advanced Dementia
  • AMM08: DEMCOM: National Evaluation of Dementia Friendly Communities
  • AMM09: Social networks of people with dementia post diagnosis: systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence
  • AMM10: Understanding stakeholders’ perspectives on implementing deprescribing in care homes
  • AMM11: Videoconferencing and online technology for communication between care homes and health and social care providers
  • AMM12: CONNECT project: Dementia Friendly Healthcare
  • AMM13: Top Tips for Tricky Times: Research-based tips for care home staff dealing with Covid-19 care challenges to be used in care home and wider 
  • AMM14: Generating the evidence for safely and acceptably switching people with Parkinson’s to liquid formulations: A mixed methods study
  • AMM15: Reducing Medication Errors through automatic patient self-administation of medicines during hospital admission - identifying barriers and enablers
  • AMM16: Clinical and cost-effectiveness of an in-home personalised health promotion intervention enabling independence in older people with mild frailty (‘HomeHealth’): A Randomised Controlled Trial HomeHealth study 
  • AMM17: CompreHensive geriAtRician-led MEdication Review (CHARMER)
  • AMM18: Older People’s ImpressioNs on pill OrgaNiserS
  • AMM19: Learning from proactive deprescribing experiences within the Care Homes Independent Pharmacist Prescribing Study (CHIPPS) to develop national policy regarding deprescribing in care homes for older people.
  • AMM20: Improving the quality and experience of care for patients prescribed medicines with a risk of dependence or withdrawal
  • AMM21: COVARC's reponse to COVID-19 Care Home Research
  • AMM22: Adapting and testing an intervention for carers of people with dementia-CARECOACH
  • AMM23: CONSULTATION: Care Home Visiting During COVID-19
  • AMM24: DiSCO (Designing Services for Cancer in Older People) study
  • AMM25: The Contribution of Physical Activity to Social Connectivity and Wellbeing in Older Adults Living with Dementia.
  • AMM26: Driver Effect of Cognitive Impairment and Spatial Orientation and Navigation (DECISION)
  • AMM28: Using videoconferencing and online tools to facilitate health and social care delivery during Covid-19: an interview study of care home staff.
  • AMM29: Care Homes & Primary Care: co-producing a sustainable relationship
  • AMM30: Beneficial Changes Network Project 2: Remote monitoring in community care
  • AMM31: Implementation and evaluation of the opioid deprescribing toolkit
  • AMM32: Understanding the implementation and impact of remote monitoring pathways in Integrated Care Systems 
  • AMM33: Shared decision-making across Thurrock 
  • AMM34: FluCare: Estimating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a complex intervention to increase care home staff influenza vaccination rates
  • AMM35: IMAB-QI: Identification of Medication Adherence Barriers intervention