Understanding how to support personnel caring for a person affected by dementia

You may be aware that the RAF Association is working with the Alzheimer’s Society to support RAF personnel who are affected by dementia. The two organisations are working together to understand how to support RAF personnel in their unique situation, of caring for a person affected by dementia whilst serving in a remote location.

For this the RAF Association is taking a fast paced, audience-led approach and will be using a creative innovation model to Learn, Investigate, Find, and Experiment (LIFE) within the context of this challenge. The Association anticipates a number of interventions, to support these individuals, will be developed from the project.

Director of Welfare and Policy, Rory O’Connor said:

“We are currently reaching the end of the Learn stage, where we have engaged with a number of key stakeholders about the issue. The next stage, ‘Investigate’, will involve engagement with our audience to capture the ‘lived experience’.”

Specifically:

  • Serving personnel (regular and reserves) who are unpaid carers
  • Serving personnel (regular and reserves) who are supporting an unpaid carer
  • Partners of serving personnel ((regular and reserves) who are unpaid carers
  • Partners of serving personnel ((regular and reserves) who are supporting an unpaid carer
  • Health and/or social care professionals who support the above

If you fit into one of the above groups or know someone who does, and would be willing to share your views, please contact [email protected] by 31st March and one of the project team will be in touch.

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