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Opportunity to take part in the evaluation of Ireland’s National Dementia Strategy

University College Cork, in partnership with a market research organisation called Ipsos MORI, is looking for volunteers to take part in their evaluation of Ireland’s National Dementia Strategy.

The National Dementia Strategy was launched in December 2014, with the aim of improving life for people with dementia and those who care for them. It sets out the Government’s plan to meet the needs of people with dementia and their families and caregivers.

The research team at UCC and Ipsos MORI (funded by the Health Service Executive) is now evaluating the National Dementia Strategy. As part of this evaluation, they have developed surveys that they want to distribute far and wide across Ireland to understand more about people’s experiences of living with dementia or supporting somebody with dementia. It is not necessary to know anything about the National Dementia Strategy to take part.

The research team are inviting any of the following people to take part in a brief survey about their experiences.

  • People living with dementia
  • Caregivers of people with dementia
  • Health/social care providers

If you are a person living with dementia, you can read more about the study here. The survey may take approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

If you would like to take part, please contact Dr Laura O’ Philbin by phone (021 4205747) or e-mail (laura.ophilbin@ucc.ie). You will then receive the questionnaire in the post, which you can post back to UCC free of charge.

If you are a caregiver of a person with dementia you can read more about the study and fill out the questionnaire here.

Alternatively, the research team can post you a questionnaire that can be returned free of charge. Please contact Dr Laura O’ Philbin by phone (021 4205747) or e-mail (laura.ophilbin@ucc.ie) to arrange this. The survey will take approximately 10 to 20 minutes.

If you are a health and/or social care provider you can read more about the study and fill out the questionnaire here. The survey will take approximately 20-25 minutes.

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