Underpinning all our campaigning work is our ongoing support for research which will benefit people living with dementia. We have been involved in a number of research projects and welcome expressions of interest from researchers who would like to involve our members.

If you are a researcher who would like our involvement, please complete our expression of interest form and return it to [email protected] who will get back to you once the group have considered your proposal. Please consider how your project ties in with our current priorities and please note that we receive a lot of invitations to participate in research and are not able to take part in all.

As part of our commitment to research, our members have also produced these ‘Core Principles for involving people with dementia in research’ which we encourage researchers to read and adopt.

SDWG Publications

  • SDWG Handbook - A guide for SDWG members showing the work of the group and how it is supported. 
  • Post Diagnostic Resource - A peer to peer resource produced jointly in 2018 by SDWG members and Alzheimer Scotland Occupational Therapy Interns.
  • Referring someone you work with – An A4 information sheet for professionals working in the dementia field who might want to refer someone they work with to the SDWG.
  • Top Tips Booklet - A booklet of ‘top tips’ for people living with dementia, produced by Alzheimer Scotland Occupational Therapy interns based on input from SDWG members.
  • Travelling Safely With Dementia - A booklet produced by SDWG members giving guidance and advice on how people with dementia can travel independently and safely.
  • Dementia and Sensory Challenges - A resource produced by SDWG member Agnes Houston covering the sensory issues that can emerge as a result of a dementia diagnosis. 
  • Dementia Friendly Meetings Guidelines - Guidelines produced by our members on hosting dementia friendly meetings.  
  • Core Principles for Research - Principles drawn up by our Research group around the meaningful involvement of people with dementia in research. Reprinted in 2017 through the support of the Life Changes Trust.
  • Occupation Matters to ME - Seven members of SDWG share with you the everyday activities that are important to them, demonstrating that people living with dementia can still do so much.

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