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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

Participants living with dementia and their carers sought for research study about living well with dementia together

24 March 2017

Researchers from the University of Manchester are seeking participants for a study about the social aspects of living well with dementia together. The study aims to understand the ways in which people make shared decisions about how to live well with dementia together.

People living with dementia and those who care for them in Greater Manchester are sought for this study. Pairs of participants are invited to take part in a face-to-face interview which would focus on their experiences of living with dementia together, and their experiences of making decisions about how to live well with dementia together. The interview will last around 1 hour, and will take place in participants' home, place of residence, or another convenient location.

The inclusion criteria for each pair of participants are as follows:

Participant A will:

  • Be aged 50-100.
  • Have a clinical diagnosis of dementia, currently at a moderate stage - for example, they have difficulty remembering people, places, directions, and recent events, and require help with tasks of daily living and with problem-solving.
  • Be able to read and understand some written information about the study, and sign a consent form at the beginning of the interview.
  • Be able to engage in short conversations.
  • Be living at home in the community or in residential care.

Participant B will:

  • Be a family member or friend who is involved in caring for participant A.
  • Either live with participant A, or visit them at least once a week.

If you are interested in taking part in this important research please contact Dr Annie Austin: annie.austin@manchester.ac.uk, +44 (0)161 275 3584 by Friday 14 April.

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