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Eneida Mioshi

Professor of Dementia Care Research

Norwich, UNITED KINGDOM

Her research is in the area of independent and at-home living for older people at they progress through the early stages of dementia.

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Eneida Mioshi is Professor of Dementia Care Research in the School of Health Sciences at UEA. Her research is in the area of independent and at-home living for older people at they progress through the early stages of dementia. She is exploring the factors that can predict the decline in brain health, how to ensure more rigorous and consistent levels of support by family members, and developing ways that can enable safe living and fulfilment as long as possible in the individual’s own home. She has been looking at contrasting support models in different countries including the USA and working on common practices for therapist in the UK’s NHS. In addition, she has been investigating the professional healthcare support needs of people with Motor Neurone Disease who have dementia-like symptoms.

Eneida has studied and worked in Brazil, Australia and the UK. Her initial career was as an occupational therapist. She is a board member of Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders and of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. She has participated in global conferences including: the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, the International Symposium on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Motor Neurone Disease, the International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias and the World Federation of Neurology Research Group on Aphasia, Dementia and Cognitive Disorders.

Areas of Expertise

Cognitive DisordersAgeingDementiaBrain HealthHealthy Ageing

Accomplishments

Alzheimer’s Research UK Bursary

2014

Guarantors of Brain Travel Grant

2014

Cass Foundation Travel Grant

2012

Education

University of Cambridge

Ph.D., Applied Cognitive Psychology

2009

University of Sao Paulo

M.Sc., Geriatrics and Occupational Therapy

2003

University of Sao Paulo

B.Sc., Occupational Therapy

1998

Media Appearances

Hyderabad: Key dementia test now available in Telugu at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences

The Hans India  online

2020-03-23

For example, in the memory section, participants were asked about Indian politicians and movie actors. "Accounting for cultural differences and linguistic characteristics of different populations is crucial for the development of a common instrument to diagnose dementia," noted Eneida Mioshi, professor of dementia care research at UEA's School of Health Sciences.

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Key dementia test now available in 7 Indian languages (Ld)

Outlook India  online

2020-03-21

"Accounting for cultural differences and linguistic characteristics of different populations is crucial for the development of a common instrument to diagnose dementia," noted Eneida Mioshi, professor of dementia care research at UEA''s School of Health Sciences.

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Strategies and interventions to reduce or manage refusals in personal care in dementia: A systematic review | International Journal of Nursing Studies

2020

Refusals of care in dementia are common and can create difficult situations for caregivers. Little is known about the best way to manage them.

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Exploring the impact of carer stressors and psychological inflexibility on depression and anxiety in family carers of people with dementia | Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science

2020

This study aimed to explore the impact of carer stressors (neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia, level of independence in activities of daily living, hours of caring per week), demographic factors (carer age, relationship with the person with dementia, dementia type, dementia severity, number of years since diagnosis and cohabitation status) and psychological inflexibility on depression and anxiety in family carers of people with dementia.

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Disease progression in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer disease: the contribution of staging scales | Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology

2020

To evaluate the ability of the FTD Rating Scale (FTD-FRS) to detect functional and behavioral changes in patients diagnosed with the behavioral variant of FTD (bvFTD), primary progressive aphasia (PPA), and Alzheimer disease (AD) after 12 months of the initial evaluation, compared to the Clinical Dementia Rating scale−frontotemporal lobar degeneration (CDR-FTLD) and the original Clinical Dementia Rating scale (CDR).

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Factors related to the quality of life in family carers of people with dementia: a meta-analysis | Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology

2020

This meta-analysis aimed to (1) quantitatively synthesize evidence of factors related to the quality of life (QoL) of family carers of people with dementia and (2) explore moderating factors that may influence the strength of the relationship between such potential predictive factors and carer QoL.

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Pronounced Impairment of Activities of Daily Living in Posterior Cortical Atrophy | Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders

2020

The impact of several dementia syndromes on activities of daily living (ADLs) has been well documented, but no study has yet investigated functional ability in posterior cortical atrophy (PCA). The primarily visual nature of deficits in this condition is likely to have a pronounced impact on ADLs.

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