Dementia diaries improve confidence for those living with dementia

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Recording regular audio diaries can improve the confidence of those living with dementia and help to reduce stigma attached to the condition, according to researchers at Leeds Beckett. The Leeds Beckett team evaluated ‘Dementia Diaries’, a project which documents the day-to-day lives of people living with dementia as a series of audio diaries, with the aim of prompting a richer dialogue about what it is like to live with the condition. The researchers found that participants and their family members spoke positively about taking part in the project, saying it gave them something constructive to focus on. Participants also spoke of the importance of the project in allowing them to give their views and helping their voices to be heard. They also felt taking part strengthened family relationships and enabled better support from peers.

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