The aim of the series was to discuss five subjects identified as topics for further investigation through NHS Health Scotland’s Dementia and equality - meeting the challenge in Scotland report (2016).
Spotlight brings people together to shine a light on a diverse range of topics to help raise awareness and develop practice with the aim of up-skilling staff and volunteers and empowering people with dementia and their families (Alzheimer Scotland, 2018).
The five subjects include:
- Age, younger onset dementia (under the age of 65 years)
- Learning disabilities
- Race and ethnicity
- Disability - sensory impairment
To capture the learning from these sessions, Iriss commissioned The Lines Between, a social research team based in Edinburgh. Working closely with Alzheimer Scotland, the team attended each of the sessions, gathering critical information and data for dissemination. The Lines Between used a range of qualitative research tools – which complimented the ‘co-production' approach to the sessions – to collect first-hand responses to the subjects.
The final output took the form of a report titled, Spotlight on dementia and equalities, which contributes to the growing body of work highlighting dementia and equalities and the need to integrate knowledge into practice.
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