John O’Doherty, talks about his experience of working with academic researchers locally and nationally.
John is an Independent Dementia Advocate and a member of the Dementia United Board. John’s been involved in the programme for many years, playing a critical role in our Lived Experience Barometer project
In ‘Reflections on working alongside academic researchers’, published in Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice John talks about the benefits of getting involved in research and how this is supporting him to live well.
“The greatest legacy that a person living with dementia can leave behind is that they have been instrumental in influencing change which is positive and will improve things for people living with dementia”.
If you’d like to get involved in dementia research you can find out more by reading our Join Dementia Research post