The impact of changes in support during COVID-19 on partners of people living with dementia

The research team are looking to talk to the partners (aged 70+) of people living with dementia at home about the impact of changes in local authority support during COVID-19.

Partners of people living with dementia at home have faced significant challenges due to COVID-19.

In response to the pandemic, many local authorities changed the way that they assessed and delivered support services, including day centres, and the provision of care and support at home.

Researchers at The University of Manchester are undertaking research that aims to improve understanding of how these changes may have impacted people living with dementia and their partners. They are particularly interested in hearing from people who live in Greater Manchester.

The research team would like to talk to carers:

  • aged 70 years or over
  • that care for a partner or spouse who is living with dementia at home

Taking part involves having a conversation with a researcher over the telephone or zoom, for approximately one hour, on a date and time that is convenient for you.

If you would like to take part or would like more information about the study, please contact Jayne Astbury: jayne.astbury@manchester.ac.uk or 07385 463 137

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