• May 18, 2009 at 9:24 am

    People with dementia involved in trying to make a change

    The Bradford Dementia Group at Bradford University, UK are looking for 25 people across the UK who are interested in bringing about change or who speak out or campaign on issues which matter to them.

    We are looking for a variety of people: it may be that you are involved in community events, or that you write letters to newspapers, sign petitions or speak out in public. Maybe you keep a ‘blog’, have volunteered your skills to get better services or are involved in campaigns on a local or national level.

    Whatever your level of involvement, we are interested in finding out why you get involved and how your activities affect you, your family and your life in general. The project will take place from August 2009.

    To volunteer you need to:
    – Have a dementia diagnosis
    – Be interested in changing things, speaking out or campaigning
    – Be prepared to talk to a researcher
    – Be prepared to keep a diary for up to one month; you can keep a written, photo or audio diary – whichever suits you best

    We are also looking for 5 people with dementia who are interested in ‘piloting’ the materials we are going to use to make sure we have got them right. The pilot will last 2 weeks and will take place in June 2009.

    If you are interested in finding out more please email us on socialchange@bradford.ac.uk
    or ring EJ on 00 44 (0)1274 236 494 or Ruth on 00 44 (0)1274 236
    468. We can ring you back so it does not cost you any money