Are you a family member, friend and/or carer of someone affected by dementia who attends a Meeting Centre somewhere in the UK? If yes, we need your help!
As some of you will already know, at the Association for Dementia Studies we are currently undertaking a research study called ‘Get Real with Meeting Centres’, funded by the National Institute of Health Research. The study has been developed to learn how we can best help Meeting Centres sustain in the long term.
We are really excited to be working with Dr Michela Tinelli from The London School of Economics. Michela is a co-applicant on the project and leading the Discreet Choice Experiment Questionnaire (DCE) one of our data collection methods that we are using.
The DCE has been designed to gather feedback from family members, friends and/or carers of someone affected by dementia who have past or present experience of Meeting Centres. We are asking them to provided us with information about the Meeting Centre they have experienced and what their preferences are relating to Meeting Centres. We hope that this information will create a rich picture of what the optimum Meeting Centre may be (including the services it provides and the costs associated with attending) and what we can recommend for the successful sustainability of Meeting Centres in the long term.
If you think you can help, please do so by completing the DCE questionnaire here.
Feel free to forward this blog post on to you networks as we are hoping to obtain as many responses as possible! The deadline for the completion of the survey is the end of May 2022.
Please feel free to contact Faith Frost (Research Associate) directly on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the DCE or require a paper version sent to you in the post.
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