Using life story work in dementia care

Thursday 11 June 2015, 9.30AM to 12:45pm

This event explores;

• What do we know about doing life story work with people with dementia?
• What do we expect life story work to do for people with dementia, their carers, and staff who work with them?
• How is life story work currently being used in dementia care?
• What are the potential effects and costs of using life story work with people with dementia in health and long term care settings?

At this event, researchers from the Social Policy Research Unit (University of York) and partners will present findings of a three year study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, which looked at life story work in dementia care.

The seminar will cover
• findings from a systematic literature review;
• national surveys of carers and service providers;
• focus groups with people with dementia, carers and staff members working with them
• a feasibility study exploring quality of life and other outcomes of doing life story work in hospital wards and care homes.

Breaking into small groups, participants will be encouraged to
• discuss study findings and share their own practice experiences
• consider some of the implications that the study raises for future practice and development when working with people with dementia.

Full details of the project can be found at


For subscribing organisations this is an Adult Services event.

For others there is a fee of £60.

Bursaries are available for students, staff and service users, as well as for volunteers from voluntary groups, community groups and charities; please ask for details.

tel: 01904 321237 - email:




Location: Conference Suite, Innovation Centre, Science Park, University of York