Robert T Woods

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Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Discovering the person with Alzheimer's disease: cognitive, emotional and behavioural aspects
    R T Woods
    University of Wales Bangor, UK
    Aging Ment Health 5:S7-16. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Can we change brain functioning with cognition-focused interventions in Alzheimer's disease? The role of functional neuroimaging
    Jorien van Paasschen
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, UK
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 27:473-91. 2009
  3. pmc What contributes to a good quality of life in early dementia? awareness and the QoL-AD: a cross-sectional study
    Robert T Woods
    DSDC Wales, Bangor University, Ardudwy, Holyhead Road, Bangor, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 12:94. 2014
  4. pmc Goal-oriented cognitive rehabilitation in early-stage dementia: study protocol for a multi-centre single-blind randomised controlled trial (GREAT)
    Linda Clare
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, UK
    Trials 14:152. 2013
  5. pmc Feasibility study of an optimised person-centred intervention to improve mental health and reduce antipsychotics amongst people with dementia in care homes: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Rhiannon Whitaker
    Psychological Services, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Fulbrook Centre, Oxford OX3 7JU, United Kingdom
    Trials 14:13. 2013
  6. pmc Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for dementia (iCST): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Martin Orrell
    Mental Health Sciences Unit, University College, London, UK
    Trials 13:172. 2012
  7. pmc Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) in practice: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Amy Streater
    Unit of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, Charles Bell House, 67 73 Riding House Street, London, UK
    Trials 13:91. 2012
  8. pmc The needs of people with dementia living at home from user, caregiver and professional perspectives: a cross-sectional survey
    Claudia Miranda-Castillo
    Escuela de Psicologia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Valparaiso, Av, Brasil 2140, Valparaiso, Chile
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:43. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Cognitive stimulation to improve cognitive functioning in people with dementia
    Bob Woods
    Dementia ServicesDevelopment CentreWales, Bangor University, Bangor, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD005562. 2012
  10. pmc Peer support for family carers of people with dementia, alone or in combination with group reminiscence in a factorial design: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Georgina Charlesworth
    Research Department of Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB, UK
    Trials 12:205. 2011

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Publications45

  1. ncbi request reprint Discovering the person with Alzheimer's disease: cognitive, emotional and behavioural aspects
    R T Woods
    University of Wales Bangor, UK
    Aging Ment Health 5:S7-16. 2001
    ..Caregivers, whether family members or paid workers, require additional support in order to recognize the person's needs and to meet them in ways which enable the person's identity and full human value to be upheld...
  2. ncbi request reprint Can we change brain functioning with cognition-focused interventions in Alzheimer's disease? The role of functional neuroimaging
    Jorien van Paasschen
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, UK
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 27:473-91. 2009
    ..Associative memory function is affected in the early stages of AD and also deteriorates disproportionately in comparison to other types of memory in healthy ageing...
  3. pmc What contributes to a good quality of life in early dementia? awareness and the QoL-AD: a cross-sectional study
    Robert T Woods
    DSDC Wales, Bangor University, Ardudwy, Holyhead Road, Bangor, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 12:94. 2014
    ..A strong negative association between QoL and awareness of deficits would have implications for the validity of self-report in this context and for therapeutic interventions aiming to increase adjustment and coping...
  4. pmc Goal-oriented cognitive rehabilitation in early-stage dementia: study protocol for a multi-centre single-blind randomised controlled trial (GREAT)
    Linda Clare
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, UK
    Trials 14:152. 2013
    ..This study aims to establish whether CR is a clinically effective and cost-effective intervention for people with early-stage dementia and their carers...
  5. pmc Feasibility study of an optimised person-centred intervention to improve mental health and reduce antipsychotics amongst people with dementia in care homes: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Rhiannon Whitaker
    Psychological Services, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Fulbrook Centre, Oxford OX3 7JU, United Kingdom
    Trials 14:13. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for dementia (iCST): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Martin Orrell
    Mental Health Sciences Unit, University College, London, UK
    Trials 13:172. 2012
    ..The aim of the current study is to develop and evaluate a home-based individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST) programme for people with dementia which can be delivered by their family carer...
  7. pmc Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) in practice: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Amy Streater
    Unit of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, Charles Bell House, 67 73 Riding House Street, London, UK
    Trials 13:91. 2012
    ..A recent pilot study found that a third of people who attend CST training go on to run CST in practice, but staff identified a lack of support as a key reason for the lack of implementation...
  8. pmc The needs of people with dementia living at home from user, caregiver and professional perspectives: a cross-sectional survey
    Claudia Miranda-Castillo
    Escuela de Psicologia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Valparaiso, Av, Brasil 2140, Valparaiso, Chile
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:43. 2013
    ..Few reports have been published about differences in perspectives on perceived needs among community-residing people with dementia, their family caregivers, and professionals. The aim of this study was to compare these perspectives...
  9. doi request reprint Cognitive stimulation to improve cognitive functioning in people with dementia
    Bob Woods
    Dementia ServicesDevelopment CentreWales, Bangor University, Bangor, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD005562. 2012
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  10. pmc Peer support for family carers of people with dementia, alone or in combination with group reminiscence in a factorial design: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Georgina Charlesworth
    Research Department of Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB, UK
    Trials 12:205. 2011
    ..This paper describes the protocol for a complex trial that evaluates one-to-one peer support and a group reminiscence programme, both separately and together, in a factorial design...
  11. pmc Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) for dementia: a single-blind, multi-centre, randomized controlled trial of Maintenance CST vs. CST for dementia
    Elisa Aguirre
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, Charles Bell House, 67 73 Riding House Street, London, UK
    Trials 11:46. 2010
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  12. pmc Unmet needs, quality of life and support networks of people with dementia living at home
    Claudia Miranda-Castillo
    School of Psychology, Universidad de Valparaiso, Av Brasil 2140, Valparaiso, Chile
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:132. 2010
    ..The main aim of this study was to identify the relationship between unmet needs, social networks and quality of life of PWD living at home...
  13. ncbi request reprint Promoting well-being and independence for people with dementia
    B Woods
    Institute of Medical and Social Care Research, University of Wales Bangor, Gwynedd, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:97-105; discussion 105-9. 1999
    ..Further development of methods of measuring well-being in people with dementia is also required...
  14. pmc Reminiscence groups for people with dementia and their family carers: pragmatic eight-centre randomised trial of joint reminiscence and maintenance versus usual treatment: a protocol
    Robert T Woods
    Dementia Services Development Centre Wales, Institute of Medical and Social Care Research, Bangor University, Normal Site, Holyhead Road, Bangor, UK
    Trials 10:64. 2009
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  15. ncbi request reprint Improved quality of life and cognitive stimulation therapy in dementia
    B Woods
    Dementia Services Development Centre Wales, University of Wales Bangor, Bangor, UK
    Aging Ment Health 10:219-26. 2006
    ..These results suggest that whilst QoL in dementia appears to be independent of level of cognitive function, interventions aimed at improving cognitive function can, nonetheless, have a direct effect on QoL...
  16. ncbi request reprint Awareness in dementia: ethical and legal issues in relation to people with dementia
    Bob Woods
    Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Wales Bangor, Bangor, UK
    Aging Ment Health 9:423-9. 2005
    ..The review emphasizes the importance of considering competency and awareness as being multi-faceted, to be understood in the context of social interaction...
  17. ncbi request reprint Support in the community for people with dementia and their carers: a comparative outcome study of specialist mental health service interventions
    Robert T Woods
    Dementia Services Development Centre Wales, University of Wales Bangor, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:298-307. 2003
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  18. doi request reprint The influence of psychological, social and contextual factors on the expression and measurement of awareness in early-stage dementia: testing a biopsychosocial model
    Linda Clare
    Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 27:167-77. 2012
    ..Insufficient attention has been paid to the influence of psychological and social factors on discrepancy-based measures of awareness...
  19. doi request reprint Longitudinal trajectories of awareness in early-stage dementia
    Linda Clare
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, United Kingdom
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 26:140-7. 2012
    ..Carer mood and stress levels also remained stable. At least in the earlier stages of dementia, it should not be assumed that awareness will inevitably decrease as dementia progresses...
  20. doi request reprint Memory awareness profiles differentiate mild cognitive impairment from early-stage dementia: evidence from assessments of performance monitoring and evaluative judgement
    Linda Clare
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 35:266-79. 2013
    ..Examination of memory awareness among groups with differing degrees of impairment provides a test of this proposition...
  21. doi request reprint Verbal fluency and awareness of functional deficits in early-stage dementia
    Anthony Martyr
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, UK
    Clin Neuropsychol 26:501-19. 2012
    ..People with early-stage dementia vary in their subjective level of awareness of their iADL functioning, and difficulties with language production may contribute to better awareness of iADL impairments...
  22. doi request reprint Awareness of social and emotional functioning in people with early-stage dementia and implications for carers
    Sharon M Nelis
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Gwynedd, UK
    Aging Ment Health 15:961-9. 2011
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Self-concept in early stage dementia: profile, course, correlates, predictors and implications for quality of life
    Linda Clare
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 28:494-503. 2013
    ....
  24. doi request reprint 'She might have what I have got': the potential utility of vignettes as an indirect measure of awareness in early-stage dementia
    Linda Clare
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, UK
    Aging Ment Health 16:566-75. 2012
    ..We examined the utility of an indirect, vignette-based method of eliciting awareness...
  25. doi request reprint AwareCare: a pilot randomized controlled trial of an awareness-based staff training intervention to improve quality of life for residents with severe dementia in long-term care settings
    Linda Clare
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, UK
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:128-39. 2013
    ..We aimed to establish whether training care staff to observe and identify signs of awareness in residents with severe dementia resulted in improved quality of life for residents...
  26. doi request reprint Marital relationship quality in early-stage dementia: perspectives from people with dementia and their spouses
    Linda Clare
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, United Kingdom
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 26:148-58. 2012
    ..It is important to consider RQ when considering how to support couples where one partner has early-stage dementia...
  27. ncbi request reprint Dissociation between implicit and explicit manifestations of awareness in early stage dementia: evidence from the emotional Stroop effect for dementia-related words
    Anthony Martyr
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:92-9. 2011
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Cognitive rehabilitation changes memory-related brain activity in people with Alzheimer disease
    Jorien van Paasschen
    Bangor University, Bangor, UK
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 27:448-59. 2013
    ..However, it is unclear how a cognition-focused intervention operates on a neural level...
  29. doi request reprint What predicts whether caregivers of people with dementia find meaning in their role?
    Catherine Quinn
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 27:1195-202. 2012
    ..However, there has been little exploration of the factors linked to caregivers identifying positive aspects of providing care. The aim of the current study was to explore the predictors of finding meaning in caregiving...
  30. ncbi request reprint Trajectories of quality of life in early-stage dementia: individual variations and predictors of change
    Linda Clare
    Bangor University, Bangor, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 29:616-23. 2014
    ..Little evidence is available about how quality of life (QoL) changes as dementia progresses...
  31. doi request reprint Dissociation between implicit and explicit manifestations of awareness in early stage dementia: evidence from the emotional Stroop effect for dementia-related words
    Anthony Martyr
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:92-9. 2011
    ....
  32. doi request reprint The impact of relationships, motivations, and meanings on dementia caregiving outcomes
    Catherine Quinn
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, UK
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:1816-26. 2012
    ....
  33. pmc Development of an awareness-based intervention to enhance quality of life in severe dementia: trial platform
    Linda Clare
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, UK
    Trials 11:73. 2010
    ..This trial platform study aims to assist care staff in perceiving and responding to subtle signs of awareness and thus enhance their practice...
  34. doi request reprint The impact of motivations and meanings on the wellbeing of caregivers of people with dementia: a systematic review
    Catherine Quinn
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, UK
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:43-55. 2010
    ..The aim of this review is to explore the potential impact of both meaning and motivation on the wellbeing of caregivers of people with dementia. The review also explores individual differences in motivations to provide care...
  35. ncbi request reprint Examination of a theoretical model of psychological resilience in older age
    Gill Windle
    Institute of Medical and Social Care Research, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
    Aging Ment Health 12:285-92. 2008
    ..Drawing on the literature it is hypothesised that an overarching construct-resilience-accounts for the functioning of a number of psychological resources (self-esteem, personal competence and control)...
  36. doi request reprint Goal-oriented cognitive rehabilitation for an individual with Mild Cognitive Impairment: behavioural and neuroimaging outcomes
    Linda Clare
    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2AS, UK
    Neurocase 15:318-31. 2009
    ..Both client-centred measures and fMRI may assist in detecting clinically-meaningful changes resulting from cognitive rehabilitation interventions...
  37. doi request reprint Goal-oriented cognitive rehabilitation for people with early-stage Alzheimer disease: a single-blind randomized controlled trial of clinical efficacy
    Linda Clare
    Bangor University, United Kingdom
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:928-39. 2010
    ..To provide evidence regarding the clinical efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation (CR) in early-stage Alzheimer disease (AD)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Maintenance cognitive stimulation therapy for dementia: single-blind, multicentre, pragmatic randomised controlled trial
    Martin Orrell
    Martin Orrell, PhD, Elisa Aguirre, PhD, Unit of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, and Research and Development Department, North East London Foundation Trust, Goodmayes Hospital, Ilford Aimee Spector, PhD, Research and Development Department, North East London Foundation Trust, Goodmayes Hospital, Ilford, and Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London Zoe Hoare, PhD, North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health NWORTH, Institute of Medical and Social Care Research, Bangor Robert T Woods, MSc, DSDC Wales, Bangor University, Bangor Amy Streater, MSc, Unit of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, and Research and Development Department, North East London Foundation Trust, Goodmayes Hospital, Ilford Helen Donovan, PsyD, Clinical Psychology Service, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 204:454-61. 2014
    ..There is good evidence for the benefits of short-term cognitive stimulation therapy for dementia but little is known about possible long-term effects...
  39. doi request reprint Negotiating the balance: the triadic relationship between spousal caregivers, people with dementia and Admiral Nurses
    Catherine Quinn
    Bangor University, UK
    Dementia (London) 12:588-605. 2013
    ..This should help health care professionals to improve the quality of the support they provide to caregivers and care-recipients. ..
  40. doi request reprint Malnutrition and quality of life in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Solah Rasheed
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, UK
    Ageing Res Rev 12:561-6. 2013
    ..Future studies should carefully characterise their participants and use standardised parameters for nutritional and QoL assessments in order to achieve better evaluation and comparability of study results...
  41. ncbi request reprint Spatial negative priming in early Alzheimer's disease: evidence for reduced cognitive inhibition
    Frances L Vaughan
    School of Psychology, University of Wales Bangor, Bangor, United Kingdom
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 12:416-23. 2006
    ..The results may mean that people with early Alzheimer's disease have a reduced capacity to use excitatory as well as inhibitory processes in selection...
  42. ncbi request reprint Rural-urban differences in the effects on mental well-being of caring for people with stroke or dementia
    Y Tommis
    Institute of Medical and Social Care Research, University of Wales, Bangor, Wales, UK
    Aging Ment Health 11:743-50. 2007
    ..Rural and urban differences in the effects of care-giving are not well documented. This paper reports data on 122 carers for people with stroke or dementia living in rural and urban settings in Wales...
  43. ncbi request reprint Coherence of mind in daughter caregivers of mothers with dementia: links with their mothers' joy and relatedness on reunion in a strange situation
    Howard Steele
    Psychology Department, Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, New School University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Attach Hum Dev 6:439-50. 2004
    ..Discussion addresses the lifelong significance of reunion behavior, the survival of 'secure' attachment behavior even into the late stages of dementia, and the clinical relevance of the Adult Attachment Interview...
  44. pmc The limited utility of the Mini-Mental State Examination in screening people over the age of 75 years for dementia in primary care
    Nia White
    Centre for Social Policy Research and Development, University of Wales, Bangor
    Br J Gen Pract 52:1002-3. 2002
    ..These results, with an 86% false-positive rate, raise concerns regarding the utility of the MMSE as a screening instrument for dementia in primary care...
  45. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting timely recognition and diagnosis of dementia across Europe: from awareness to stigma
    Myrra J F J Vernooij-Dassen
    Alzheimer Centre Centre for Quality of Care Research Vocational training General Practitioners of University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:377-86. 2005
    ..Timely recognition and diagnosis of dementia is the pre-condition for improving dementia care, but diagnosis often occurs late in the disease process...