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Current progress

WP1:

· 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.

WP2:

· 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.

WP3:

· 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.

WP4:

· Due to start in 2017