Professor Esme Moniz-Cook

Professor Esme Moniz-Cook

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

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 twelve other dementia studies, totaling just under £ 17 million, since 2006.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Getting our terminology right: the power of language

James, I., Reichelt, K., Duffy, F., & Moniz-Cook, E. (2021). Getting our terminology right: the power of language. Journal of Dementia Care, 29(2), 24-27

Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia : a new framework for holistic understanding and non-pharmacological management

Andrew James, I., Gray, K., Moniz-Cook, E., Lee, K., Reichelt, K., & Richardson, J. (in press). Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia : a new framework for holistic understanding and non-pharmacological management. BJPsych Advances, https://doi.org/10.1192/bja.2021.12

Promoting Independence in Dementia (PRIDE): A Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial

Csipke, E., Shafayat, A., Sprange, K., Bradshaw, L., Montgomery, A. A., Ogollah, R., …Orrell, M. (2021). Promoting Independence in Dementia (PRIDE): A Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 16, 363-378. https://doi.org/10.2147/cia.s281139

The language of behaviour changes in dementia: A mixed methods survey exploring the perspectives of people with dementia

Wolverson, E., Moniz-Cook, E., Dunn, R., Gove, D., & Diaz-Ponce, A. (2021). The language of behaviour changes in dementia: A mixed methods survey exploring the perspectives of people with dementia. Journal of advanced nursing, https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14787

Protocol for the Development of an Evidence-Based 'Best Practice Model' for Teams Managing Crisis in Dementia.

Stanyon, M., Streater, A., Coleston-Shields, D., Yates, J., Challis, D., Dening, T., …Orrell, M. (2021). Protocol for the Development of an Evidence-Based ‘Best Practice Model’ for Teams Managing Crisis in Dementia. JMIR Research Protocols, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.2196/14781

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