This book is an achievement with which all concerned should be justifiably proud. It will be utilized by many health care professionals to enhance their knowledge and understanding. -- Signpost If you are about to embark on a piece of research that involves people with dementia in any way, this book ...would provide helpful signposts, warnings and practical advice. -- Ageing and Society This book contains a wealth of ideas that will greatly assist anyone designing research that aims to understand the perspectives of people with dementia and to involve them in the research process. It will also be of value to service providers engaged in projects to involve people with dementia in service planning and development. -- Cambridge University Press This book breaks new ground in bringing together a range of well respected researchers, who have experience in research with people with Dementia... This is a potent and thought provoking book which should be essential reading for any person contemplating healt or social care research with people with dementia. It is accessible and easy to read and provides us with many of the clues we need if we are able to make emancipatory research a reality. -- Research Policy and Planning Journal This book describes the "double jeopardy" of elderly people with dementia, who suffer by being both old and cognitively impaired... The ethical issues of including people with dementia in participatory research are extremly well covered... As a research interviewer I found the discussion of informed consent interesting and useful and endorse the need for clearer guidelines in this area. Professionals working with older people will find this book helpful and challenging as they develop services and research that seeks a more inclusive role for clients with dementia and their carers. -- International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry It is only relatively recently that the perspectives of the person with dementia has been actively sought, and there is still a considerable way to go. This edited volume brings together a range of reflective contributions from some of the researchers who are currently grappling with this issue... The range of contributions demonstrates the extent of the innovative and creative work that is currently being under-taken in this area, and the way in which this is stimulating reflection and the development of new approaches. -- The Journal of Dementia Care This book looks set to be a constant and crucial companion to those involved in dementia research but could be more widely used by those undertaking consultation and participation projects. It offers an excellent overview of ethical and practical issues, which consent figuring largely as an issue which may prevent people with dementia from participation as much as protect them from undesired intrusion. -- The British Journal of Social Work What leaps from the page is how positively people living with the diagnosis of dementia can experience contributing to research. The opportunity to speak about what is happening to them is clearly therapeutic, and, shamefully rare. -- Community Care This book is a useful contribution to our understanding of very complex issues. -- Mental Health Today
The contributors to this guide describe the skills that researchers and care staff need, and the methods they can use, when seeking to draw out and validate the views of people with dementia successfully, and discuss the ways in which such views can be included in debates about dementia methodology and policy. The book focuses on a number of projects which have taken different approaches to working with people with dementia in research, including a chapter examining the difficult process of interviewing people with dementia whose first language is not English and a chapter describing a project which encourages people with dementia to participate in the analysis of research findings.