Structured occupational therapy dementia interventions can be positive for a person living with dementia and their family, yet little research has been done to look at delivery of these for diverse Australians. This research aims to understand how occupational therapy dementia programs should be adapted to support people living with dementia from diverse communities, specifically culturally diverse, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, non-traditional or complex family structures (e.g. no primary carer or multiple family carers) and other disadvantaged groups.
This research will identify what people’s current experience of occupational therapy is, so we can make programs more adaptable and inclusive.
This research has been approved by The University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee (2021-403) and the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW Human Research Ethics Committee (1817/21).
We are seeking people who are living with dementia to be interviewed about their experience of multi-session occupational therapy dementia programs. In particular, we invite people who identify with one or more of the following aged care diversity groups to participate:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- people from different cultural backgrounds
- people living in rural or remote areas
- people from socio or economic disadvantage
Interviews will take approximately one hour and will be conducted at a time and location that is convenient for you. A support person or family member is welcome to also participate in the interview