Research study on the use of visual identifiers for people with dementia in hospital

Researchers at the University of Leicester would like to talk to relatives or carers of people with dementia about their experiences.

Researchers at the University of Leicester are conducting a study into the use of visual identifiers for people with dementia in hospital. They would like to talk to relatives or carers of people with dementia who have been admitted to hospital within the last few years. They’re looking to hear about their experiences and any issues they faced.

The study recognises that little is known about whether symbols such as the forget-me-not, the butterfly scheme and identifiers such as special wristbands help to improve the care of people with dementia in hospital. The University therefore would like to hear people’s views.

The study involves people taking part in a telephone or online interview. All information is kept confidential and will be unidentifiable in any research outputs. The project is funded by the THIS Institute (a registered charity).

If you know of any relatives or carers of people with dementia who might be interested in taking part in the study, please invite them to contact Liz Sutton at es225@le.ac.uk for more information.

Author: ageukcomms

Age UK

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