Journeying through Dementia is a randomised controlled trial that is testing the clinical and cost effectiveness of psychosocial intervention called Journeying through Dementia for people in the early stages of their dementia. Whilst there has been an increase in the rates of dementia diagnosis, there has been little research focusing on how to help people live well with dementia following their diagnosis.
The Journeying through Dementia trial is at a very exciting stage. The trial has had its first participants and is actively recruiting people living with dementia across a number of NHS Trusts in the North and East Midlands regions. NHS staff are currently being trained to deliver the Journeying through Dementia intervention and they will run the groups during 2017.
More generally, throughout its work Journeying through Dementia has been innovative in ensuring that people living with dementia and their family members have had meaningful involvement in the design and conduct of the study. For example people living with dementia have provided advice on how researchers should conduct home visits.
Given all of this, if you would like any further information or to get involved with Journeying through Dementia, please contact: Alisha Patel (Research Assistant) on 0114 215 9426.
Journeying through Dementia is funded by an NIHR HTA grant (14/140/80) and is sponsored by Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust.