Esme Moniz-Cook

Professor Esme Moniz-Cook

Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia Care Research/ Dementia Research Work Group Lead

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Health and Social Work

Summary

Working with older people with dementia and families since 1987, Professor Esme Moniz-Cook has pioneered psychosocial approaches across the dementia trajectory. She is passionate about improving the quality of dementia care through research that translates into practice. Esme's European-funded award, 'Early Detection and Psychosocial Rehabilitation to Maintain Quality of Life in Dementia' (1997), founded INTERDEM, an international applied-research network, which publishes widely on psychosocial approaches to dementia. She led ‘Challenge Demcare: Management of Challenging Behaviour in Dementia (2007-2017)' and has co-investigated nine other dementia studies, totalling just under ?25 million, since 2006.

Postgraduate

Professor Moniz-Cook welcomes discussion with senior staff who would like co-supervision for dementia care Masters and Doctoral student projects and / or planning, reviewing and advice on publishing Masters and Doctoral dementia research in peer review journals. Completed PhDsExample: PhD (UCL)-completed 2016 Feast A, Orrell M, Charlesworth G, Melunsky N, Poland F and Moniz-Cook E (2016) 'Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia (BPSD) and the challenges or family carers: a systematic review', British Journal of Psychiatry, 208 (5) 429-434 DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.153684 Feast, A, Moniz-Cook, E., Stoner, C., Charlesworth G & Orrell M (2016) 'A systematic review of the relationship between Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms (BPSD) and caregiver wellbeing', International Psychogeriatrics, 28:11, 1761-1774 Feast A, Orrell M, Russell I, Charlesworth G, & Moniz-Cook E (2017) 'The contribution of caregiver psychosocial factors to distress associated with behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia', International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 32, 1,76-85 DOI: 10.1002/gps.4447 Feast A, Orrell M, Charlesworth C, Poland F, Featherstone K, Melunsky N, Moniz-Cook E (in press) 'Meta-Ethnography to Synthesise Relevant Studies: Capturing the Bigger Picture in Dementia with Challenging Behaviour within Families', Research Methods Cases: Psychology (accepted Sept 2017) Current PhD supervisionsExample: Stansfield J., Stoner C., Wenbourne, J Vernooij-Dassen M, Moniz-Cook E & Orrell M (2017) 'Positive Psychology Outcome measures for family caregivers of people living with dementia: a systematic review', International Psychogeriatrics, 29(8), 1281 -1296

Digital Artefact

Using meta-ethnography to synthesise relevant studies : Capturing the bigger picture in dementia with challenging behaviour within families

Feast, A., Orrell, M., Charlesworth, G., Poland, F., Featherstone, K., Melunsky, N., & Moniz-Cook, E. (2018). Using meta-ethnography to synthesise relevant studies : Capturing the bigger picture in dementia with challenging behaviour within families

Journal Article

Alzheimer Europe's position on involving people with dementia in research through PPI (patient and public involvement)

Gove, D., Diaz-Ponce, A., Georges, J., Moniz-Cook, E., Mountain, G., Chattat, R., & Øksnebjerg, L. (2018). Alzheimer Europe's position on involving people with dementia in research through PPI (patient and public involvement). Aging and Mental Health, 22(6), 723-729. doi:10.1080/13607863.2017.1317334

Translation and linguistic validation of the German Challenging Behaviour Scale for formal caregivers of people with dementia in nursing homes

Holle, D., Ko¨ller, L., Moniz-Cook, E., & Halek, M. (2018). Translation and linguistic validation of the German Challenging Behaviour Scale for formal caregivers of people with dementia in nursing homes. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 26(3), 544-565. doi:10.1891/1061-3749.26.3.544

Towards capturing meaningful outcomes for people with dementia in psychosocial intervention research: A pan-European consultation

Øksnebjerg, L., Diaz-Ponce, A., Gove, D., Moniz-Cook, E., Mountain, G., Chattat, R., & Woods, B. (2018). Towards capturing meaningful outcomes for people with dementia in psychosocial intervention research: A pan-European consultation. Health Expectations, 21(6), 1056-1065. doi:10.1111/hex.12799

Implementing e-learning and e-tools among for care home staff supporting residents with dementia

Moniz-Cook, E. (2018). Implementing e-learning and e-tools among for care home staff supporting residents with dementia. Dementia,