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The Dementia Research Collaborative (DRC) at UEA is group of researchers, educators, clinicians and lay people who are interested in dementia research.

The aims of the group are:

i)    to disseminate cutting-edge dementia research findings across UEA, health services and the public

ii)    to foster research collaborations across UEA, health services and the public

Events Events

UEA Dementia Research Collaborative bi-monthly Open Forum

When: Wednesday 5th September 2018, 2pm to 3pm

Where: The NEAT Suite, Room 01.09, Queen's Building, UEA; see map

Speaker: Sue Jones

‘Surviving or Thriving: Understanding resilience in family carers of people with dementia’

There are approximately 700,000 people in the UK who provide care for a friend or relative living with dementia. The negative health consequences of looking after someone with dementia are well documented and may include depression, stress and social isolation. However, not all carers experience adverse effects. Some find they get a sense of satisfaction from doing such an important job and have a closer bond with the person with dementia. Resilience has been suggested as the defining characteristic between these two groups.

The current project aims to understand –

  • How carer’s define resilience
  • How resilience contributes to mental wellbeing
  • How support from friends, family and groups can impact resilience
  • The strategies highly resilient carers use to promote their wellbeing

Sue Jones is a Specialist Dementia Nurse at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, currently on secondment to the University of East Anglia. Her PhD, is funded through a fellowship from the NIHR CLAHRC Research Capacity in Dementia Care Programme. Sue is also a Specialist Advisor for dementia care for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and a Committee Member for the development of the Supporting Adult Carers NICE Guideline, due to be published next year.

The bi-monthly series of free dementia events at UEA create an exchange of knowledge between researchers, clinicians, the general public, people with dementia and their carers.  Anyone with an interest in dementia research is welcome.

Researchers from UEA will present their cutting-edge research studies and findings – with a different UEA dementia researcher leading each event. There will also be an opportunity for people to find out how to take part in any upcoming studies.  At the end of each meeting there will be a short 15 minute Q&A and there will be tea and coffee on arrival.  The events are sponsored by Alzheimer’s Research UK.

To book or for more information about the event contact:

Tel:        01603 593540

The events are open to all and free to attend.  Parking is free of charge in the ‘Main Visitors Car Park’ only and parking tokens will be validated at the registration desk on arrival.  Please note that other car parks on campus incur standard UEA parking charges.

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