Research and Innovation
The primary focus of Care Visions Healthy Ageing is to address symptoms and improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families through non-pharmacological intervention programs. Evidence and ongoing research are at the core of what we do to drive innovation and continuously improve our services. All our learning enables us to produce effective therapy programs for people with dementia, better supporting them and their families. We generate research data and understanding that inform an evidence-based operating model – one that has a broader societal benefit and specifically focuses on a person-centred approach.
Our programs are developed to create a constant learning environment, harnessing technology to help implement our methodological innovations and evidence-based pathways.
Structured Cognitive Intervention Pathway
The Care Visions Structured Cognitive Intervention Pathway (SCIP) is the only comprehensive non-pharmacological pathway for dementia to date. Our internationally peer-reviewed pathway helps those caring for people with dementia choose the most relevant non-pharmacological interventions for each individual.
Our 5 Senses Plus Program was designed to ignite the 5 senses of smell, sight, sound, taste and touch with the aim of reducing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Our therapists have developed and produced a series of videos with therapeutic activities for people living with dementia which are available at the Care Visions Healthy Ageing YouTube channel.
You can read more about our innovations and how they are applied in the real world in the Published Papers section below.
Real World Partnerships
We work closely with partners across all sectors, sharing the same value of applying research to create real solutions. We’re engaging with government and industry, to translate our research and innovations to deliver real-world impacts. Our “Structured Cognitive Intervention Pathway” and “5 Senses Plus Program” have been developed in association with the world-renowned Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania in Australia.
Research and Innovation Department
We bring together the brightest minds to address the dementia challenges of local and global significance. It takes a certain drive and belief to question the answers and go beyond convention, which makes research and innovation at Care Visions Healthy Ageing different.
We have written and published a range of articles investigating the scientific basis of our dementia care interventions. Our research has shown that these interventions have the potential to slow cognitive decline, improve mood and functioning, and reduce isolation and loneliness in those living with dementia.
Our Published Papers
- Quail Z, Carter MM, Wei A, Li X. Management of cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease using a non-pharmacological intervention program: A case report. Medicine. 2020;99:21(e20128). https://journals.lww.com/md-journal/Fulltext/2020/05220/Management_of_cognitive_decline_in_Alzheimer_s.37.aspx
- Bolton L, Quail Z. Meeting psychosocial needs in multicultural groups. The Journal of Dementia Care (UK). 2020;28:3. https://www.ipevents.net/magazines/journal-of-dementia-care-may-june-2020
- Quail Z, Wei A, Zhang VF, Carter MM. Barriers to dementia diagnosis and care in China. BMJ Case Reports CP 2020;13:e232115. https://casereports.bmj.com/content/13/3/e232115
- Carter, M., Quail, Z., Bourke, A., & Young, C. (2019). A Structured Cognitive Intervention Pathway as a decision-support tool for non-pharmacological interventions within a dementia care service (Innovative practice). Dementia. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301219886243
- Carter MM, Wei A, Li X. An individualised, non-pharmacological treatment strategy associated with an improvement in neuropsychiatric symptoms in a man with dementia living at home. BMJ Case Reports CP 2019;12:e229048. https://casereports.bmj.com/content/12/5/e229048
- Bourke, A. Non-pharmacological interventions – Igniting the 5 senses and reducing BPSD: Poster presentation at Alzheimer Disease International Conference, Kyoto, Japan. Care Visions Limited. 2017.
- Carter, M., Bourke, A. Structured, individualised, non-pharmacological programs for people with dementia in a Chinese nursing home setting. Care Visions Limited. 2017.
- Carter, M., Bourke, A. Non-pharmacological interventions for the management of dementia within the Chinese in-home care setting. Care Visions Limited. 2017.
- Carter, M., Bourke, A. Non-pharmacological interventions for Alzheimer’s disease delivered as a group activity in a Chinese nursing home setting. Care Visions Limited. 2018.
- Carter, M. The implementation of community-based, structured, healthy-ageing programs for elderly people in Beijing, China. Care Visions Limited. 2018.