Exploring the experience of men who support a person living with dementia

Occurring Dates: 
05/05/2020 to 30/09/2020
Participant Duration: 
Approximately 1 hour
State of study: 
All States
Overview: 

Researchers at UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales) and Dementia Australia, are seeking research participants, who would be willing to take part in a study which will investigate the experience of men who support a person living with dementia.

Eligible participants will be invited to take part in a one hour interview, where they will be asked to describe how they have accessed (or not accessed) formal support services; which support services have been helpful and/or unhelpful; and to suggest ways to improve current supports services, so as to make it easier for men to access services. The research findings will be translated into recommendations on how to tailor support services to better match the needs of men who support a person with dementia.

We are thus looking to recruit men who meet the following criteria:

  • You live in Australia
  • You are aged 18 and above
  • You are currently the main support person for the person with dementia and the person with dementia does not live in residential care
  • You are not employed as a professional or as a paid carer, to support the person with dementia

There are no costs associated with participation in this research study, nor will you be paid.

Further Information: 

For further information or if you would like to participate in this study, contact Dementia Australia on (03) 9815 7800 or email VIC.Admin@dementia.org.au. 

This study has received approval from the UNSW Human Research Ethics Committee, approval number: HC 191002.

Study Address: 
Online Study, using Zoom and/or phone. Vincent Poisson works for Dementia Australia in Victoria: 98-104 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Full Name: 
Vincent Poisson
Institute: 
Dementia Australia in collaboration with UNSW Sydney
Email: 
vincent.poisson@dementia.org.au
Phone Number: 
0427 791 863