Principal Investigators

    Livingston, Professor GA


    University College London

    Contact information of lead PI


    United Kingdom

    Title of project or programme

    The MARQUE project: Managing Agitation and Raising QUality of Life. A project to improve quality of life in people with moderate or severe dementia

    Source of funding information


    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 4,432,625

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years


    The project/programme is most relevant to:

    Alzheimer's disease & other dementias


    Research Abstract

    The MARQUE programme “Managing Agitation and Raising QUality of Life” aims to reduce agitation and increase quality of life in people with dementia. Our group has completed a funded systematic literature review on interventions to reduce agitation. Our vision is to build on this, advancing knowledge, including how to implement findings, to improve quality of life for those with dementia. The programme will also mentor existing, and train new researchers, to build a legacy of trained dementia researchers.

    The research will involve observing and interviewing a wide range of people with dementia and those who care for them at home, in care homes and including at end of life to understand better how agitation is currently managed, barriers to good practice and how to improve care; then to devise and test interventions. We will also develop our theoretical knowledge of dementia, agitation, how people with dementia and their carers experience these and their relationship to citizenship and personhood.

    We will know what works, is cost effective and how to implement this to improve quality of life for people with dementia and their carers, and future research needed. Our partners will then work with us to ensure national publicity and implementation.

    Lay Summary

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Types: Investments > €500k
Member States: United Kingdom
Diseases: Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
Years: 2016
Database Categories: N/A
Database Tags: N/A

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