Start date:
January 2014
End date:
December 2018
Funder(s):
Economic and Social Research Council
Status:
Current

Overview:

This longitudinal cohort study, using a mixed methods approach, focuses on the potential for living well with dementia from the perspective of people with dementia and their primary carers. By living well, we mean maximising life satisfaction, reaching one's potential for well-being, and experiencing the best possible quality of life in the context of the challenges that dementia presents for individuals, relationships and communities. We will draw together expertise from psychology, sociology, medicine, public health, economics, social policy, physiology and statistics to examine in detail what can be done to ensure that as many people as possible are enabled to live well with dementia. 

Further information:

For further information please visit www.idealproject.org.uk

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Research team
Linda Clare

Journal and Journal Article
Dualities of dementia illness narratives and their role in a narrative economy
The concept of ‘narrative economies’ has recently been proposed as a set of exchange relationships that, through biography and story‐telling, facilitate access to resources and act as a source of value. We utilise this concept to inform our analysis of 18 qualitative...