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Research about Carers for People with Dementia and the Pandemic

The University of Manchester’s research programme is looking to understand the experiences of people who have been living at home with a family member with dementia during the pandemic. The university is also interested to hear from Carers, who support someone with dementia who lives elsewhere.

The pandemic forced many support centres, such as day centres to close, and local authorities, organisations and support groups changed the way their services were assessed and delivered. This had a huge impact on those living with dementia, but also on the family and friends who support them.

The findings from the research will be presented to policymakers through the NIHR Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit, which has close contact with the Department of Health and Social Care. 

The research is funded by the National Institute for Health Research and the survey will take approximately 30 – 45 minutes to fill in. The survey is anonymous and confidential, and you do not have to answer all of the questions if you don’t want to. The survey is open until 30 June, to start the survey, click here.

Requests for paper copies or any queries can be sent to Jayne Astbury by email: jayne.astbury@manchester.ac.uk.