Researchers at the UNSW Sydney are seeking research participants. The study is investigating the experiences of people with a dementia diagnosis who are either still working or have left work in the last 5 years because of dementia.
We are looking to recruit people who meet either of the criteria below:
- People who have been diagnosed with dementia and are either still working or left work (within the last 5 years) because of dementia OR
- Carers of someone with a dementia diagnosis who is either still working or was required or chose to cease work in the last 5 years because of dementia.
Eligible participants (as above) will be invited to take part in a one-hour phone interview. People with dementia may wish to have a support person present for the interview (that is, family member or friend); carers may take part alone, or with the person for whom they care.
All your voices are very important to us. The interview will ask about what it is like for a person to work with dementia symptoms, and how a person with dementia symptoms can be better supported whilst working, and after leaving the workplace.
The research findings will be used to assist employers to more respectfully manage workers with dementia symptoms or a dementia diagnosis, and to better support these workers during their transition from the workplace. There are no costs associated with participation in this research study, nor will you be paid.
Please contact Sonja Falkiner (PhD student) on 0439 328 501 or via email: [email protected]
This study has been approved by the UNSW Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee, approval number HC190853.