Dementia Centred

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By Ailidh Aikman

July 6th, 2017

Research opportunity for people with dementia

Are you a person living with dementia? Would you like to contribute to the development of education for professionals who provide care and support to people with dementia and their families, friends and supporters? 

The University of Stirling is committed to world class education and research, with a pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation and excellence. In following person-centred care principles, our dementia studies course places the person with dementia at the centre of our understanding. People with dementia contribute to the delivery of our teaching and our students benefit from learning first-hand about what it is like to live with dementia. To extend this involvement, we are establishing an advisory group of people with dementia to advise the teaching team on how we can develop the content and delivery of our course to include the views of people living with dementia.

In the first year of the advisory group, being a member would involve volunteering your time to:

·   attend 3 meetings in Stirling (August 2017, November 2017, March 2018)

·   review a small sample of current teaching materials for students

·   join students on our online learning platform for a group discussion

·   provide suggestions for longer-term involvement and participation

At our first meeting, we will decide a name for the group, agree how we will work together over the first year, and discuss initial ideas for enhancing the course through the involvement of people with dementia. Refreshments and catering will be provided at meetings and travel expenses will be remunerated.

If you are interested in being part of this group or would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Jane Robertson

on 01786 466322 or

We look forward to welcoming you!

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