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 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 29th April 2021 at 2pm on Zoom

‘What carer management style should I use to support people with dementia in daily tasks?’

Speaker: Julieta Camino, Occupational Therapist and PhD Candidate, MED 

Julieta Camino returns to present further results of her PhD work which looks at the external factors that may explain why some people with dementia do not perform daily tasks even though they have the ability to complete them, focusing this time on the family carer's management style.  

People with dementia present with a gradual deterioration in the performance of activities of daily living. Several intrinsic dementia factors have been associated with decline in the performance of daily tasks, such as the worsening of specific cognitive functions and behavioural symptoms. However, intrinsic dementia factors alone do not seem to fully explain the changes a person with dementia experiences when performing daily tasks. Julieta is studying carer management styles, when dealing with dementia-related problems, in order to investigate how the carer’s use of different strategies may support or hinder the performance of daily tasks in people with dementia. She will present the results of this study and will discuss with the audience the implications for the person with dementia and their families, clinicians and researchers.

You can see Julieta's previous presentation, A Different and Tidier Kitchen, on our YouTube channel

Please email for a link to attend this event.