The Cognisance study will produce toolkits (guides, information and strategies) for people from the point they are given a dementia diagnosis and for the first year after the diagnosis. They are also producing guides for health and social care professionals. They will be working with a design and marketing agency to help with co-creating these guides and producing a marketing campaign to inform the wider community to effect social change and an improvement in attitude towards those living with Dementia and in timely help seeking where there are concerns.
They are inviting people with dementia, their care partners (family and friends), health and social care professionals, commissioners and experts in the field to join a working group to collaborate with them. They have planned four online workgroup meetings of around 90 mins each between now and Easter 2021 with some homework in between when they would ask you to play and comment on a website and ensure aspects like language are appropriate and accessible.
Their first workshop will be in September. Please see the Cognisance flyer with some further info about their International partners and funders (Alzheimer’s Society). If you would like to know more please contact Dr Marie Poole on 0191 208 7215 or firstname.lastname@example.org at Newcastle University.