Creative Caring: Promoting a balanced view of caring for someone with dementia

Occurring Dates
Participant Duration
Three workshops over a four month period. Each workshop will be 2-3 hours in duration.
State of study
All States

Caring for a family member or friend living with dementia is often portrayed negatively, focusing on depression, burden and chronic stress. While there are negative physical and mental health impacts associated with caring, this is not the full picture. This study involves working with carers to co-design a resource that aims to provide a more balanced view of the experience of caring. The resource may be an animation or other audio-visual medium that will be widely accessible. The resource will be suitable for the general public and go some way towards countering overly negative portrayals of caring for someone living with dementia.

Participation will involve:

  • Attending up to 3 workshops to help co-design a multimedia resource that communicates creative caring strategies (online or in person in Parkville, Melbourne).
  • Sharing aspects of supporting someone living with dementia that you view as positive or rewarding.
  • Sharing strategies that you have found helpful in supporting someone living with dementia.

Both online and in person workshops will be held over a four month period beginning in early 2022.

Further information

For further information or to participate, please contact Kirsten Moore via email at [email protected], or by phone on (03) 8387 2596.

This project has been approved by St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC Reference Number: LRR 203/21).

Study Address
Online workshops to be held via Zoom. In person workshops to be held at the National Ageing Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria.
Full Name
Kirsten Moore
National Ageing Research Institute
Phone Number
(03) 8387 2596