· Three studies examining potential modifiable risk factors for dementia using the English Longitudinal Study of Aging are in the analysis stage.
· Results of the first study supports the hypothesis that older adults with hearing loss have a higher rate of developing dementia. Our findings suggest that treatment of hearing loss with hearing aids could help delay the onset of dementia.
· Results from the first study have been submitted for publication.
· 114 people have been interviewed, including 40 whom are living with dementia
· Developed vignettes to offer working examples of how facilitative support can enable people with dementia to remain independent.
· Completed a literature review about undertaking peer research with people with dementia.
· Disseminated project outputs at an international conference and also ran a symposium.
· Continued to recruit to the longitudinal study.
· Developed our analytical framework to encompass sociological, psychological and psychiatric approaches.
· Received REC and Health Research Association approval
· Completed consultations on the PRIDE manual with the working group, people with dementia, carers, older people, care staff and dementia advisors.
· Finalised the PRIDE manual for use in the feasibility study.
· Created a training package for dementia advisors.
· Held our first training day with dementia advisors.
· Links have been made with recruitment centres for participant enrolment (sites in London, Nottingham, Leeds, Leicester and Hull).
· Planning for the consensus conference has started.
· Negotiations have started for the web-based version of the PRIDE intervention.
· Due to start in 2017