Chance to take part in research
People with dementia are more likely to go to the emergency department as they get older. Research shows that this is less likely to happen to people who receive extra help from certain health and social care services.
The Cicely Saunders Institute of King’s College London is conducting a study to understand why and how some people with dementia go to the emergency department and others stay in their usual place of residence, and how different community services may influence this.
They are keen to hear from people with dementia, current carers and people who have previously cared for people with dementia.
To take part in this interview study, you will need to be happy to talk about your experiences of living with dementia or caring for someone who has dementia, any support received or needed and any experience of when you or the person you care for has ever become unwell and needed help.
You do not need to have experience of going to the emergency department and you do not have to receive support from health and social care services to take part.
The study is being undertaken by a supervised PhD student, Lesley Williamson, and has received approval from King’s College London Research Ethics Committee (HR/DP-20/21-21808).
If you are interested in finding out more, please email: Lesley.Williamson@kcl.ac.uk.