'Buddy Pairs': A novel pilot scheme crafting knowledge exchange between biomedical dementia researchers and people affected by dementia - Innovative practice

Lilian Kennedy (Lead / Corresponding author), Heather Wilkinson, Chris Henstridge (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

The ‘Buddy Pairs’ pilot project, launched at the University of Edinburgh, created opportunities for people affected by dementia (people living with a diagnosis and care partners) and dementia lab researchers to participate in knowledge exchange conversations through experiential lab tours. The primary aims were to raise awareness and understanding of current dementia research and its practices, as well as allow biomedical researchers to learn about the lived experiences and research concerns of those affected by dementia. This scheme found success by flipping normative ‘speaker-audience’ communication set-ups and foregrounding the expertise held by, and communication needs of, people affected by dementia.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalDementia
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Nov 2019

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Keywords

  • communication
  • dementia
  • knowledge exchange
  • lab researchers
  • lived experience

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