Call for participants to take part in PhD study: Crafting together and dementia-care
Department of Psychological Sciences
My name is Mah and I am currently studying for my doctorate in psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London.
I am currently recruiting dementia carers to take part in a ‘crafting together and dementia-care’ research study, specifically recruiting daughters who look after their mother, and the mother has early to mid-stage dementia.
Both daughter and mother should have some textile-craft experience e.g. knitting, hand-sewing, crocheting, or embroidery etc. but haven’t crafted with each other for a while, or perhaps don’t normally craft with each other.
Can you participate for about two hours in total over two non-consecutive days this year - 2020? Participating will include you and your mother doing your chosen textile-craft activity together in your home, (social distancing rules permitting). The times and dates will be chosen to fit your schedule.
After the craft activity, I will interview you on your own about the experience of crafting with your mother. The interview is also an opportunity for you to talk about your own experiences of looking after your mother. It will be completely anonymous to protect your identity.
My interest comes from my own current experience of being a daughter caring for my mother who has dementia, and also as an artist & researcher using crafts & creative practice in community projects. If you live in mainland UK and you think that you may be interested in taking part or would like more information then please email at mrana02(insert the @sign) mail.bbk.ac.uk
Contacting me does not commit you to anything.
The study has been reviewed and received ethical approval from the Department of Psychological Sciences Research Ethics Committee of Birkbeck College. Research supervisor: Professor Jonathan Smith