Research on dementia and the elderly

I am a trained occupational therapist, specialising in occupational rehabilitation. 

My PhD project was carried out at the Centre for Dementia Research (CEDER). The overall aim of the doctoral project was to study the investigation and decision process that is carried out when people with age-related dementia diseases apply for assistance under the Social Services Act.

I am particularly interested in:

  • how and by whom the expressed needs of dementia patients are presented in the investigation interview.
  • how the administrator handles the situation if the dementia sufferer's expressed needs are not the same as those of the relatives.
  • how the dementia sufferer is involved in the investigation process and in what ways the administrator, for example, tries to facilitate involvement.
  • the position given to people with dementia disease and the position they themselves adopt during the investigatory meetings.