Work Programme 1 – Autumn 2016 updates

In July, Anne MacDonald, Carol Hargreaves (Scottish Dementia Working Group) and Caroline (Swarbrick) gave a joint presentation at the British Society of Gerontology at the University of Stirling. The presentation focused on the involvement of people living with dementia as co-researchers, including a ‘conversations with…’  The presentation was really well-received and Anne and Carol were stars of the show!


Later in July, Caroline and Katie (Davis) were invited to present on the wider Neighbourhoods and Dementia Study at the AgeNet event at the University of Hertfordshire. The audience was a mix of healthcare professionals and the general public. There was a lot of debate around the translation of research into practice.

We are pleased to announce that a recent paper co-authored by Caroline, Open Doors, the Scottish Dementia Working Group, EDUCATE, Katie  and John (Keady – Chief Investigator) has been accepted for publication. The COINED model (outlining ways in which people living with dementia have indicated they want to be involved in research) began in 2012 and has evolved into a working model. Further details of publication will be posted soon. The model will be presented by Caroline at the ‘Life with Dementia’ International Conference, hosted by the Centre for Dementia Research at Linkoping University (Norrkoping, Sweden) 12-14 October 2016.

Caroline and members of Open Doors will be presenting at the First International Conference on the Arts and Dementia in London, 9-10 March 2017, where we will be showcasing one of the cultural heritage films designed, filmed, produced and edited by members of the group. We have also submitted an abstract to present at the 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in San Francisco (July 2017) as part of a symposium. Fingers crossed!