We recently collaborated with Reality Theatre to develop three short theatrical performances based on research on dementia care and health inequalities. Project participants with lived experiences were involved in script development.
Next of Kin (5mins) explores the issues raised by the D/deaf community, More Time (15 mins) explores the issues raised by Black, Asian and ethnic minority carers and healthcare workers and Back in the Closet (10mins) explores the issues raised by the LGBTQ+ community. These short films aim to improve dementia care service provision through the arts as a communication tool.
We would like to invite you to watch these films and complete a short before and after questionnaire which will take around 5 mins to complete to help us understand the impact these performances might have on viewers.
The films and accompanying surveys contain sensitive material which some participants may find distressing. The research is intended to help create awareness for issues faced by minoritised groups in dementia care. In order to create equality within this sector, sensitive material must be discussed.
This project has received ethical approval from the Research Ethics Committee of the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University.
Please share widely with your networks. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to watch the films and complete the surveys. We would be particularly interested to hear from people working or studying health and social care as well as people affected by dementia.
The surveys will close on the 13th of September.