We are now in the analysis phase of our work here in Linköping. During the spring and summer period we have been writing a paper with the project leader for our work package, Richard Ward, and the project leader for work package 6, Ingrid Hellström, based on the walking interviews from the Swedish field site. We are continuing to analyse the interviews from all of the field sites with a specific focus on those people living alone with dementia.
We are working with the project Dementia Friendly Community – the Norrkӧping Model and collecting data to gain insights and experiences which will influence the creation of a dementia friendly model for Norrköping. Following on from the data collection phase we have arranged two dialogue meetings with a focus on bringing together: people living with dementia, carers, medical professionals, social workers, and policy makers, to share their experiences for a model for a dementia friendly community in their city. In total 78 people participated in these meetings. This has given us significant insight into how the Norrkӧping Model can been developed. Currently, we are analysing the data from the interviews and later on the data from the dialogue meetings.
Please read more about our dialogue meetings and how Dementia patients bring knowledge to researchers.