Professor 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
  • Department of Psychological Health, Wellbeing 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.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Naming and Framing the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) Paradigm: Professional Stakeholder Perspectives

Wolverson, E., Birtles, H., Moniz-Cook, E., James, I., Brooker, D., & Duffy, F. (2019). Naming and Framing the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) Paradigm: Professional Stakeholder Perspectives. OBM geriatrics, 3(4), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904080

Bridging the divide between biomedical and psychosocial approaches in dementia research: the 2019 INTERDEM Manifesto

Vernooij-Dassen, M., Moniz-Cook, E., Verhey, F., Chattat, R., Woods, B., Meiland, F., …de Vugt, M. (2019). Bridging the divide between biomedical and psychosocial approaches in dementia research: the 2019 INTERDEM Manifesto. Aging and Mental Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2019.1693968

INTERDEM network celebrates 20 years

Vernooij-Dassen, M., Moniz-Cook, E., & Chattat, R. (2020). INTERDEM network celebrates 20 years. Dementia in Europe, 32, 10-12

Promoting Independence in Dementia (PRIDE): Protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial

Shafayat, A., Csipke, E., Bradshaw, L., Charlesworth, G., Day, F., Leung, P., …Orrell, M. (2019). Promoting Independence in Dementia (PRIDE): Protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial. Trials, 20, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3838-x

Psychosocial interventions for people with dementia: a synthesis of systematic reviews

McDermott, O., Charlesworth, G., Hogervorst, E., Stoner, C., Moniz-Cook, E., Spector, A., …Orrell, M. (2019). Psychosocial interventions for people with dementia: a synthesis of systematic reviews. Aging and Mental Health, 23(4), 393-403. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2017.1423031

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

AQUEDUCT

Funder

Nottingham University Hospitals

Grant

£23,014.00

Started

1 March 2016

Status

Ongoing

Project

Evaluation of a complex intervention of journeying through dementia, with internal pilot trial with

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£347,720.00

Started

1 December 2015

Status

Complete

Project

PRIDE

Funder

ESRC Economic & Social Research Council

Grant

£19,221.00

Started

1 March 2014

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

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 PhDs Example: 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 supervisions Example: 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