Friday saw a visit from Lauren from the local clinical research network team as I’d agreed to take part in another study.
The week had felt a busy one, so it was nice to have Lauren come to my house so I did’t have to go anywhere.
I’ve said in the past how I love to be involved with students as they can change how dementia is portrayed in the future. They’re also like a sponge soaking up everything you say. So the reason I said yes to this one off interview is because it’s part of a students PhD project – Charlotte from the UCL – is trying to understand how personal strengths contribute to well being. Things like hope, independence ,resilience and how they can impact on quality of life.
2 new sets of questions have been developed and they’re being tested to compare to existing questionnaires
The questions were all around how you feel about yourself and your situation.
I assume and hope that Charlotte will get feedback from people with dementia around the questions as I’m sure this will provide extra evidence and thoughts around the type of questions we’re asked and the effect they have on us when answering……….
A lovely way to end the week……..