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Life Story Work in Dementia Care


Dear all,

Re: Free film about good practice in life story work based on research findings

A five-minute film based on the findings of a University of York research project looking at good practice in life story work is now available. The film can be used by anyone (for non-commercial purposes) free of charge, for example for staff training or awareness raising. View and download the film here: https://www.york.ac.uk/spru/projects/life-story-feasibility/

There is also a short summary of the research findings which lists key features of good practice (see attached) and can be downloaded: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/95286/1/Life_Story_Work_in_Dementia_Care_SPRU_Research_Findings_Feb_2016.pdf

The findings are based on a systematic review of the literature and 10 focus groups with people with dementia, family carers and professionals (with a total of 73 participants) .

The full report can be accessed here:  http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/104193/2/FullReport_hsdr04230.pdf

We would be very keen to hear whether you find these resources useful. To tell us if and how you plan to use them (and request hard copies of the DVD and/or the summary of findings) please contact kate.gridley@york.ac.uk

This research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme (project number 11/2000/11). The views and opinions expressed in these resources are those of the research team and do not necessarily reflect those of the HS&DR Programme, NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health. 


Kate Gridley
Social Policy Research Unit
University of York
YO10 5DD

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