Topic 2: About the research

This topic gives a brief overview of the research.

You can start by watching the video of Michael talking about never giving up (2 minutes) and the video of Wayne talking about how technology helps him live alone with dementia (2 minutes).

Question: What do you consider helps people to live alone successfully with dementia and without family and friends nearby?

The research aimed to find out how people live alone with dementia and without informal support. It included an audit of services that were available in two regions, interviews with 22 people with dementia and four case studies. The research ran until November 2023 when findings were shared and resources developed.

Watch the video of Jenni, the researcher, talking about the research project and the findings (6 minutes).

You can also download the presentation with notes here.

Question: What do you think are the most important messages for your work and your organisation?

The research project co-developed a series of resources: guides, videos and this training resource.

Watch the video of Gerry, the implementation advisor, talking about the resources (5 minutes).

You can also download the presentation with notes here.

Question: Who needs to know about the research and how can you share information?

The research produced a guide for people living with dementia that includes top tips and important questions to ask services.

Read the Guide for People living with Dementia (5 minutes)

Question: How can you use this guide?

The research produced a guide for the general public key messages and top tips.

Read the General Guide (5 minutes)

Question: How can you use this guide?

We recommend that you now look at either Topic 3 for practitioners and providers, or Topic 4 for commissioners.

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