Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group dispels myths on podcast

Latest episode of the Dementia Researcher podcast chats about the work of Cochrane, how we support evidence-informed decision making in healthcare, our work on undertaking systematic reviews, and how you could become involved.

The Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group create reviews and methods guidance on all aspects of dementia, delirium and other cognitive disorders.  Recent outputs have included a focus on diagnosis of dementia, which have been curated in to a Cochrane Library Special Collection,  and reviews on prognosis and complex interventions.

The group Coordinating Editors are Dr Jenny McCleery and Dr Terry Quinn and they recently spoke with Dr Anna Volkmer and Adam Smith on the Dementia Researcher podcast.  This biweekly podcast bring together panels of early career researchers and other dementia experts to discuss their research and career topics to support other early career researchers. The podcast covers research investigating Alzheimer's and other dementias, exploring prevention, diagnosis, treatments, care and how they're working to better understand the disease and the brain. For this session of the podcast they chatted about the work of Cochrane, how we support evidence-informed decision making in healthcare, our work on undertaking systematic reviews, and how you could become involved.

Terry (@DrTerryQuinn) is Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in University of Glasgow. In addition to his Cochrane role,  he works with the NIHR Complex Reviews Support Unit assisting author teams with evidence synthesis methods. Terry is passionate about increasing research capacity and supporting early career researchers and he hopes that the podcast will inspire enthusiastic researchers to get involved with Cochrane.

Jenny is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Her work has involved older adults with dementia and their families for 25 years and her enthusiasm for Cochrane is driven by a wish to help provide accurate and accessible answers to the clinical questions important to her patients and colleagues.