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Webinar Catch-up – The Dementia Enquirers Programme with Philly Hare and George Rook

Hosted by Adam Smith

This ‘Midday Lecture’ webinar was delivered by George Rook, Dementia Enquirer Pioneers and Philly Hare, Co-Director of Innovations in Dementia.

Is it possible for people with dementia to lead their own research – on topics that they choose? Can people with dementia assess research proposals – using principles which they themselves draw up? And what does – or could – it mean to people with dementia to be in the ‘driving seat’ of research?

The Dementia Enquirers programme – funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and hosted by Innovations in Dementia, a small UK-wide not-for-profit – seeks to answer these questions. It is led by the Pioneers – six people all living with dementia.

In this webinar George Rook and Philly Hare discuss the Dementia Enquirers Programme, explaining how the programme is faring, and discuss some of the barriers it has faced as well as some of its impacts to date, with questions and answers from the audience at the end, and introduced by Adam Smith, Programme Director for Dementia Researcher.

Find out more about the programme, and access the resources discussed in the session here:

https://www.dementiavoices.org.uk/dementia-enquirers/

If you would like to present your own lecture drop us a line to dementiaresearcher@nihr.ac.uk

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