Work Programme 1: Impact and Outputs, Dec 2016

Paper:

We have had our first co-produced paper published by the Dementia journal (available at online first). Alongside Open Doors, the Scottish Dementia Working Group and EDUCATE, our CO-research INvolement and Engagement in Dementia (COINED) Model outlines ways in which people living with dementia have identified that they want to be involved in research as ‘co-researchers’.

Conferences:

Anne MacDonald, Carol Hargreaves (Scottish Dementia Working Group) and Caroline Swarbrick presented at the British Society of Gerontology at the University of Stirling on 7 July 2016. The presentation was titled ‘Researching together: involving people living with dementia as co-researchers’.

Caroline Swarbrick and Katie Davis (PhD student) presented at the bi-annual AgeNet event (University of Herfordshire).  Our presentation outlined the Neighbourhoods and Dementia Study with a focus on Work Programme 1.

Caroline Swarbrick presented the COINED Model at the ‘Life with Dementia’ conference at Linkoping University, Norrkoping, Sweden.

Abstracts accepted:

Open Doors, Caroline Swarbrick and Beena Khetani have had an abstract accepted for the First International Research Conference on the Arts and Dementia to be held in London on 9-10 March 2017.

Guest Editor invitation:

Caroline Swarbrick and the Scottish Dementia Working Group are guest editors of the 2019 Special Edition of the Dementia Journal.

Establishing Salford Inspire:

In March 2016, Dr Joy Watson (Facilitator) and Emma Smith (Development Worker) were appointed to set up Salford Inspire, which is funded by the Neighbourhoods and Dementia Study (ESRC/NIHR) and managed locally by Age UK, Salford. Joy has a diagnosis of dementia and leads information giving sessions across Salford’s eight neighbourhoods. Joy and Emma are currently developing an intergenerational campaign to be rolled out in early 2017.