The Dementia Research Collaborative (DRC) at UEA is a 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, and 

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

We run an ongoing series of free bi-monthly dementia open forums at UEA (currently online) which 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, and guests, will present their latest innovative research studies and findings, with a different dementia researcher leading each event.  There's an opportunity to ask questions of the researcher and to find out how to take part in any upcoming studies at UEA.

You can watch previous Open Forums on our YouTube channel, the UEA Dementia Open Forum.

Our next Dementia Open Forum is on Thursday 18 November 2021 at 2pm on Zoom

Dr Lizzy Boots, Senior Researcher, Alzheimer Center Limburg/Maastricht University, the Netherlands
'CARECOACH: Adapting and testing an intervention for carers of people with dementia’

Caring for someone with dementia can put strain on family supporters. The carer’s ability to stay emotionally and physically well is crucial for both the carer and the person with dementia. Preparing for such change is important and can be supported. In the CARECOACH project, we are building on work carried out in the Netherlands, where a ‘Partner in Balance’ intervention has already been shown to increase self-efficacy, experienced control and quality of life of the people caring for a family member or friend with dementia (Boots et al., 2018). This presentation will feature the steps taken in the development and evaluation of the original Partner in Balance programme in the Netherlands and the plans for the adaptation and effectiveness evaluation of the adapted Partner in Balance programme in the UK setting (PiBUK).

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021
Time: 2 pm – 3 pm 
Location: Zoom

This event is free and open to all.

Please email for a link to attend this event.