Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) group meeting for
the Dementia –Person Aligned Care Team (D-PACT) project. D-PACT researchers
meet regularly with groups of people with dementia, carers and former carers,
to discuss aspects of the project and seek advice and feedback. The PPI groups
have worked with researchers to develop a person-centred recruitment approach, develop the
D-PACT Dementia Support Worker role and ensure that research materials are
accessible and acceptable to people living with dementia. Photo
taken by Dr Sarah Griffiths
Our dementia research focuses on improving the quality of life and wellbeing of individuals with dementia and their carers. The D-PACT programme is a five-year project, funded by a National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Programme Grant for Applied Research (PGfAR), that aims to develop and evaluate a system for dementia support based in general practice for people with dementia and their carers. 
Our dementia-friendly communities work focuses on community attitudes and behaviour change towards individuals with dementia and their carers, inequalities and the differences between urban and rural dementia-friendly communities.