The Liverpool Dementia and Ageing Research Forum is taking place online on 15 July, 1 – 2pm.
The event will ask: “What is it like caring for a parent living with dementia from a distance?”
Over 220 people have signed up to hear guest speaker Dr Sarah Robertson (University of Liverpool, Mersey Care NHS Trust) talk about her research into long-distance caring and ask questions after the talk.
Overview of talk
Geographical distances are growing amongst generations. However, we know very little about long distance carers. Every caring context is different and needs to be understood. Hearing the stories of long distance carers can help us to understand their unique, emotional, psychological and social needs. Dr Robertson recruited people who identified as long distance carers for their parent. The talk will focus on aspects of identity, emotional experiences, practical challenges carers faced and interaction with services. These stories provide insight into the needs and experiences of long distance carers, which can help us design interventions in such a way that minimizes the impact of the distance and improves the chance of a positive experience caring.
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