Cultural and family involvement within aged care facilities for people with dementia in order to maintain self-identity and community connection

Occurring Dates
Participant Duration
5-10 minutes
State of study
All States

The purpose of this project is to explore current cultural and family involvement within aged care facilities and how it can impact people with dementia’s connection with community and sense of self. It is to improve the lives for people with dementia through cultural considerations and strengthen the bonds of familial relations, increasing the moments of clarity.

For this part of the study, I have created a survey to discover with wider communities opinion on culture and in regards to dementia and aged care. Participation will involve completing a 15 item anonymous survey with both Likert scale (strongly agree – strongly disagree) and short answer questions that will take approximately 10-15 minutes.

Questions will include:

  • Culture plays a part in my everyday life (strongly agree – strongly disagree)
  • I believe the following image depicts culture (strongly agree – strongly disagree)
  • How would you describe culture?
Further information

If you would like to participate in the study, please click the link to the survey:

This project is being undertaken as part of an Honours study for Leena Al Sallakh and has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 1800000355).

Study Address
Online Survey
Full Name
Leena Al Sallakh
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Phone Number
0401 677 241