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Opportunity details

Supporting families affected by dementia

Could family therapy be used for families affected by dementia?

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Full description:

This project is still at ideas stage. We will develop a study to test whether it is feasible/acceptable to offer family therapy support to people affected by dementia. Family therapy is used to good effect in other physical health conditions, and we think there’s potential for this to be really helpful for families with dementia – especially those where there are complex relationship dynamics.

The volunteers would hopefully:

  1. Assist in formulating a research question
  2. Contribute to discussions about the design of the proposed project
  3. Reflect on recruitment of study participants
  4. If funded: participate in data collection and analysis (with training), and interpretation of results, dissemination (for example through commenting on summaries and potential co-presenting findings at meetings)

Date from

18th January 2019

Date to

17th February 2019

Organisation

University of Stirling

Led by myself (academic and family therapist), but working with other academic researchers (for example Dr Jane Robertson) we will co-design the study.


Details

Topic:

Dementias

Location:

Scotland

Involvement type:

All of research

What support is offered?

Mentoring will be offered to volunteers by a researcher who has extensive experience of working with consumers.

Payment:

Payment will be offered for continued involvement if the project is funded.

Expenses:

Out of pocket expenses will be paid.

Can the work be done from home?

Yes

Suitable for a beginner?

Yes


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