Co-design with people living with dementia: Evaluating a tailored remote co-design process

Occurring Dates
Participant Duration
One hour per week for three weeks
State of study
All States

Researchers at La Trobe University are seeking volunteers to take part in a study exploring the involvement of people living with dementia in co-design. This study is specifically looking to evaluate a co-design process that has been developed to support the involvement of people living with dementia in co-design. Co-design is a collaborative approach to developing new services and resources, involving an organisation and consumers.

We are looking for people who:

  • Are aged 18 years or older
  • Are living with a diagnosis of dementia or caring for a person living with dementia, and can participate together • Are living at home and receiving home care services
  • Have access to the internet, and a tablet or computer with a webcam capable of using Zoom software
  • Do not have any significant visual or hearing impairments
  • Can participate in a conversation in English

This study involves participating in three online group co-design sessions, which will be conducted using Zoom videoconferencing. There will be a one hour online co-design session once per week over a three week period. There will be up to 6 other people in the group, and the co-design sessions will involve a mix of group discussion and activities. The aim of the co-design sessions is to develop a communication resource, with the discussion and activities in each session informing what information the resource should include and what it should look like. Assistance can provided in setting up Zoom is required.

Further information

For further information, please contact Ellen Gaffy at [email protected].

Ethics approval for this research has been obtained from La Trobe University Human Research Ethics Committee (Ethics Approval Number: HEC20418).

Study Address
Study conducted online via Zoom
Full Name
Ellen Gaffy
La Trobe University
Phone Number
(03) 8387 2305