Using visual media to communicate complex information

Services in Ireland for people with dementia are poorly developed. The main partnership award aims to (i) describe current dementia services across all sectors and (ii) ask people with dementia, carers, health workers and managers about the ideal level and type of service provision for people with dementia who have different needs and to identify service priorities given insufficient resources. The KEDS award seeks to make the findings arising from this study accessible, especially for people with dementia, and to involve the stakeholders in the production of accessible outputs in two ways. Firstly, we will produce maps to display the information collected on dementia service provision. These will allow people with dementia and carers to easily identify services in their local area. Managers and policy makers also need this information to plan the services in local areas and nationally. The maps will be interactive to support service planning. This is important because one of the consistent challenges reported by people with dementia, families and health workers is the difficulty in finding information on the full range of dementia services. Secondly, we plan to bring the stakeholders all together in a policy dialogue (PD) to discuss dementia service priorities. Most people don?t know what a PD is. We want to make three short films with stakeholders; one explaining the process so people will know what to expect; a second to help them prepare for the discussion of complex information and a third to communicate the conclusions of the policy dialogue afterwards.

Award Date
27 September 2018
Award Value
Principal Investigator
Professor Eamon O'Shea
Host Institution
National University of Ireland, Galway
Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Scheme