Researching access to care
We are delighted to see that Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) have publicised the new research project being carried out by the University of Warwick and the University of Oxford, in which Dementia Oxfordshire is actively participating. This study is looking to improve the support given to people who are diagnosed with dementia. As part of the research, those living with dementia and their carers have been interviewed, investigating their lived experiences when it comes to navigating dementia care services. The findings of the study will be used to improve the future of dementia care and we are very proud that we can be a part of it.
Glenn was diagnosed with dementia in 2020 and we’ve been working with him ever since. He’s now one of our Dementia Ambassadors, bringing insight, knowledge, and experience to help us improve our service. He was also recently able to share his personal story with Oxfordshire County Council, in which he talks about how his diagnosis suddenly changed the life of him and his wife.
“There were various scans done and that made it clear there was damage in there. But more concerning than that was when the doctor gave the results and said, ‘you’ve got dementia, this is what is dementia is’ and turned to my wife and said, ‘you’re now his carer’.”
Glenn – Dementia Ambassador
Glenn’s experience of his diagnosis is further explored in Oxfordshire County Council’s article.
Glenn has been very candid with his experience, if you want to hear more about it you can listen to his radio interview with BBC Radio Oxfordshire where he shares stories and anecdotes about his personal experience with dementia.