In this study by York University, researchers want to understand what matters to people living with dementia or memory problems. They will use what they find to create a new section for a website called The website will include hundreds of extracts from filmed or audio-recorded interviews with people with direct experience of dementia. The website will help to inform people living with dementia, carers and social care professionals.

Researchers would like to interview people in the early stages of dementia who would like to appear on this website.

They are looking for:

People aged 55 and over who have developed problems with their memory or have a recent diagnosis of dementia.

Expected commitment from participants:

You will be asked to take part in a one-off interview which will take around one hour. They will ask you about your experiences of living with dementia, what your thoughts and feelings have been at different stages, how you got information and support, and what have been the good and bad parts of the experience.  They would like to film the interview and use some short clips for a public website –

Commitment to inclusion:

The researchers will visit you at home to do the interview. They will be flexible about how long they spend in the interview. You can take breaks whenever you like or can stop the interview at any time. People who would like to do an interview will be offered support and can be accompanied by a friend or relative if they wish.

Closing date to apply: 30th June 2023

If you apply for this opportunity please let the organisers know that you saw it advertised through Shaping Our Lives. Thank you!

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