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Dr Ana Barbosa

PositionDementia Care Consultant & Trainer
Location4.04
DepartmentCentre for Applied Dementia Studies
Telephone01274 236668
Twitter@anitabalonas
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Research Interests (key words only)

Person-centred care; carers; emotional wellbeing; psychosocial interventions.

Biography

Ana joined the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies in September 2015, where she currently works as a Dementia Care Consultant and Trainer.

Prior to joining the University of Bradford, Ana was a visiting lecturer in Psychotherapeutic Strategies in Gerontology at the University of Coimbra (Portugal). She has also been involved in a number of research projects aiming to support (in)formal caregivers of elderly people with chronic conditions.

Study History

  • BA Gerontology – University of Aveiro (Portugal)
  • MA Gerontology - University of Aveiro (Portugal)
  • PhD in Gerontology and Geriatrics (2011-2015)  - University of Aveiro and Porto (Portugal)

Networks/Roles

Member of the British Society of Gerontology.

Publications

Books

Figueiredo, D., Marques, A, & Barbosa, A. (2016). Demencia e agora? Um guia para cuidar com sentido(s) em instituicoes [Dementia what to do now? A guide to care using the senses in care facilities]. Lusodidacta, Lisboa (Portugal).

Peer review Journals

Barbosa, A., Lord, K., Blighe, A., Mountain, G. (2017). Dementia Care Mapping in Long-term care settings: a systematic review of the evidence. International Psychogeriatrics. 29(10):1609-1618.

Barbosa, A., Nolan, M., Sousa, L., Figueiredo, D. (2017). Implementing a psycho-educational intervention for care assistants working with people with dementia in aged-care facilities: facilitators and barriers. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 31(2):222-231.

Sposito, G., Barbosa, A., Figueiredo, D., Yassuda, M. S., & Marques, A. (2017). Effects of multisensory and motor stimulation on the behaviour of people with dementia. Dementia, 16(3):344-359.

Barbosa, A., Nolan, M., Sousa, L., & Figueiredo, D. (2017). Person-centredness in direct care workers caring for residents with dementia: Effects of a psycho-educational intervention. Dementia, 16(2):192-203.

Barbosa, A., Sousa, L., Nolan, M., & Figueiredo, D. (2015). Effects of person-centered care approaches to dementia care on staff: A systematic review. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 30(8), 713-722.

Barbosa, A., Nolan, M., Sousa, L., Figueiredo, D Supporting direct care workers in dementia care: effects of a psycho-educational intervention. (2014). American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 30(2), 130-138.

Barbosa, A., Nolan, M; Sousa, L.; Figueiredo, D. (2014). Dementia in long-term care homes: Direct care workers’ difficulties, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 140, 172-177.

Barbosa, A., Nolan, M; Sousa, L.; Figueiredo, D. (2014). Psycho-educational approaches in long term care homes: Exploring direct care workers and managers’ perspectives, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 131(0), 406-410.

Cruz, J., Marques, A., Barbosa, A., Figueiredo, D., & Sousa, L. (2013). Making sense(s) in dementia: A multisensory and motor-based group activity program. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 28(2):137-146.

Figueiredo, D., Barbosa, A., Cruz, J., Marques, A. & Sousa, L. (2013). Empowering staff in dementia long-term care: Towards a more supportive approach to interventions. Educational Gerontology. 39(6) 413-427.

Marques, A., Cruz, J., Barbosa, A., Figueiredo, D., & Sousa, L. X. (2012). Motor and multisensory care-based approach in dementia: Long-term effects of a pilot study. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 28(1), 20-30.

Cruz, J., Marques, A., Barbosa, A., Figueiredo, D., & Sousa, L. (2011). Effects of a motor and multisensory-Based approach on residents with moderate-to-severe dementia. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 26(4), 282 – 289.

Barbosa, A., & Figueiredo, D. Sousa, L, & Demain, S. (2011). Coping with caregiving role: Differences between primary and secondary caregivers of dependent elderly. Aging and Mental Health, 15 (4), 490- 499.

Public/Academic/Stakeholder Engagement

Barbosa, A., Sousa, L., Nolan, M. & Figueiredo, D. (2014). Dementia care: a focus on direct care workers’ attitudes, burnout and job satisfaction. Paper presentation. 2nd IPLeiria International Health Congress, Portugal.

Barbosa, A., Nolan, M., Sousa, L. & Figueiredo, D. (2013). Dementia in long-term care homes: direct care workers difficulties. Paper presentation. 2nd World Conference on Psychology and sociology, Brussels.

Barbosa, A., Nolan, M., Sousa, L., & Figueiredo, D. (2013). Psycho-educational approaches in long term care homes: exploring direct care workers and managers’ perspectives. Paper presentation. 2nd World Conference on Psychology and sociology, Brussels.

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