This paper reports on the involvement of people with dementia in a project investigating older people’s experiences of transitions between care services. The people with dementia were involved as co-researchers and carried out interviews of older people jointly with the researcher. Involving people with dementia in this way helped to establish trust and credibility with the interviewees and also enabled them to be open about their difficulties.
The co-researchers reported that their involvement gave them a sense of purpose and value, countering the feelings of powerlessness more usually associated with dementia.
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Date Entered: 2012/09/04
Date Edited: 2012/09/04