A study being conducted at the University of Queensland aims to understand communication changes and needs. It also seeks to find out how technology can be used to help with the communication difficulties experienced by people with dementia and their caregivers.

We would love to hear from you about your experiences and needs relating to communication and technology.

There are different ways you can be involved in the study.

  • People living with mild dementia and their family members may be involved in interviews, language tasks and conversations which will be recorded. This may take up to 6 visits.
  • People living with more severe communication difficulties and their family members may be involved in language tasks, conversations and interviews. This may take 2 or 3 sessions.
  • People who are professional carers of people living with dementia can also participate in interviews about the potential role of technology to support professional caregiving.

The researcher will visit you in your home to conduct the interviews. Depending on your availability, the researcher may also gather some information about the life story of the person living with dementia during some additional visits.

If you are interested in knowing more about the study please contact:

Amanda Gellatly

Email: a.gellatly@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 9765