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Emma Wolverson

Senior Lecturer Ageing and Dementia. MSc Dementia programme co-director.


The language of behaviour changes in dementia: A mixed methods survey exploring the perspectives of people with dementia (2021)
Journal Article
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

© 2021 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Aims: The aim of this study was to explore the opinions of people with dementia, about the language used to describe changes in behaviour associated with dementia. Design: This study adopted a human rights approach in a... Read More about The language of behaviour changes in dementia: A mixed methods survey exploring the perspectives of people with dementia.

Understanding the shared experiences of creating a digital life story with individuals with dementia and their spouse (2020)
Journal Article
Sweeney, L., Wolverson, E., & Clarke, C. (in press). Understanding the shared experiences of creating a digital life story with individuals with dementia and their spouse. Dementia, https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301220970403

Introduction Life story books in dementia are used as a part of person-centred care. Whilst the current literature demonstrates associations between completing life story books and increased well-being, little is known about the process and how it i... Read More about Understanding the shared experiences of creating a digital life story with individuals with dementia and their spouse.

The views of carers, people living with dementia and healthcare practitioners about the value of online information and peer support (2020)
Journal Article
White, C., Wolverson, E., Dunn, R., & Zafeiridi, E. (2020). The views of carers, people living with dementia and healthcare practitioners about the value of online information and peer support. International Journal of Care and Caring, 4(4), 549-571. https://doi.org/10.1332/239788220X15934528490504

© Policy Press 2020. This article reports on research into the development of a website (Caregiverspro-MMD) intended for carers and people living with dementia. Carers, people living with dementia and healthcare practitioners were invited to explore... Read More about The views of carers, people living with dementia and healthcare practitioners about the value of online information and peer support.

Measuring the well-being of people with dementia : a conceptual scoping review (2020)
Journal Article
Clarke, C., Woods, B., Moniz-Cook, E., Mountain, G., Øksnebjerg, L., Chattat, R., …Wolverson, E. (in press). Measuring the well-being of people with dementia : a conceptual scoping review. Health and quality of life outcomes, 18(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12955-020-01440-x

Background: Enabling people with dementia to ‘live well’ is a policy and research priority in many countries. However, instruments for measuring outcomes of psychosocial interventions designed to promote well-being in dementia are often derived from... Read More about Measuring the well-being of people with dementia : a conceptual scoping review.

The use of everyday technologies to enhance wellbeing and enjoyment for people living with dementia: A systematic literature review and narrative synthesis grounded in qualitative data (2020)
Journal Article
Laura, S., Clarke, C., & Wolverson, E. (in press). The use of everyday technologies to enhance wellbeing and enjoyment for people living with dementia: A systematic literature review and narrative synthesis grounded in qualitative data. Dementia, https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301220929534

Background Everyday technologies, such as laptops and tablets, are often used for enjoyment, pleasure, leisure and social participation. Despite this, whilst considerable research has investigated exploring people’s experiences of using assistive te... Read More about The use of everyday technologies to enhance wellbeing and enjoyment for people living with dementia: A systematic literature review and narrative synthesis grounded in qualitative data.

Shared experiences of resilience amongst couples where one partner is living with dementia - a grounded theory study (2020)
Journal Article
Conway, L., Wolverson, E. L., & Clarke, C. (2020). Shared experiences of resilience amongst couples where one partner is living with dementia - a grounded theory study. Frontiers in Medicine, 7, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2020.00219

Resilience is a concept which may help explain how older people are able to live well with dementia. Existing resilience research in dementia focuses on the caregiver and relatively little is known about how dyads (person with dementia and care partn... Read More about Shared experiences of resilience amongst couples where one partner is living with dementia - a grounded theory study.

Resilience in older people living with dementia – A narrative analysis (2020)
Journal Article
Buggins, S., Clarke, C., & Wolverson, E. (2020). Resilience in older people living with dementia – A narrative analysis. Dementia, https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301220927614

Dominant discourses surrounding dementia tend to focus on narratives of loss and decline. Simultaneously, individuals living with dementia are vulnerable to being dispossessed of personal narratives supportive of identity and well-being. How older pe... Read More about Resilience in older people living with dementia – A narrative analysis.

Training people with dementia/cognitive impairment and their carers in the use of web-based supportive technologies (Innovative practice) (2019)
Journal Article
Cunnah, K., Howe, D., Thorpe, J., Dunn, R., Platt, R., White, C., …Wolverson, E. (2019). Training people with dementia/cognitive impairment and their carers in the use of web-based supportive technologies (Innovative practice). Dementia, https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301219887592

Little is known about the training and support people with dementia and their carers need to use digital solutions. This paper shares learning from a bespoke programme that successfully trained people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and th... Read More about Training people with dementia/cognitive impairment and their carers in the use of web-based supportive technologies (Innovative practice).

The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD Platform as an Online Informational and Social Support Tool for People Living With Memory Problems and Their Carers: An Evaluation of User Engagement, Usability and Usefulness (2019)
Journal Article
Howe, D., Thorpe, J., Dunn, R., White, C., Cunnah, K., Platt, R., …Wolverson, E. (2019). The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD Platform as an Online Informational and Social Support Tool for People Living With Memory Problems and Their Carers: An Evaluation of User Engagement, Usability and Usefulness. Journal of applied gerontology, https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464819885326

People living with dementia or cognitive impairment (PwD) and their carers often have unmet needs for informational and social support postdiagnosis. Web-based platforms have the potential to address these needs, although few have been developed for... Read More about The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD Platform as an Online Informational and Social Support Tool for People Living With Memory Problems and Their Carers: An Evaluation of User Engagement, Usability and Usefulness.

Naming and Framing the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) Paradigm: Professional Stakeholder Perspectives (2019)
Journal Article
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

Background: Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia and Challenging Behaviour in dementia are just two of a variety of terms for a complex paradigm that covers the most distressing and costly aspects of the condition. The terminology used... Read More about Naming and Framing the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) Paradigm: Professional Stakeholder Perspectives.