The ‘Dementia and Me’ Project: Development of a Dementia care booklet through qualitative research to improve quality of dementia care and communication and continuity of care between primary and secondary settings.
The project is being carried out by a medical student alongside staff at the University of Warwick Medical School. There is no funding required for the study.
The study aims to explore the experiences and opinions of people living with Dementia to identify key elements of a Dementia Passport that most improve quality and coordination of care.
This information will be used to develop a prototype of a document that can be completed in the community setting and carried through into hospital-based care.
It aims to promote person-centred care as well as collaboration and coordination between all health and social care input.
Participation in this study will involve a 60-minute interview with the two researchers, Rebecca Playfor (Medical Student) and Dr James Gaywood (Consultant in Care of the Elderly). The interview will be conducted via Microsoft Teams with audio and video recording.
We would like to hear about your story, and experiences with Dementia care. Towards the end of the interview we may ask you to rank the importance of some of the topics discussed to you.
It is hoped that this study will highlight the keys areas that are important to include in a Dementia care booklet/passport, to improve quality of Dementia care and enhance coordination of care between primary and secondary settings.
If you are interested in taking part in this study, please read the participant information leaflet and email Rebecca.email@example.com by 15/01/22. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with any queries you may have.