Do you have dementia, or do you care for someone who does? Have the COVID-19 restrictions had an impact on your wellbeing?

Person completing an online surveyResearchers at the UK Dementia Research Institute at Imperial College London would like to hear about your experience of the current situation. They are keen to understand what measures can be taken to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their careers.

This new online study aims to understand how lifestyle and personality can influence wellbeing and thinking abilities such as memory, concentration and problem solving.

Quick and easy to complete

This is a study you can do from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. It is anonymous and just requires internet access.

It includes a questionnaire about your lifestyle, wellbeing and how the current pandemic has affected you, together with a set of brief puzzles designed to measure your thinking abilities. The exercise takes no longer than 30 minutes to complete.

Improving scientific understanding

Chief Investigator Dr Adam Hampshire says: “More than 70,000 people completed the survey in the first five days since it launched. We are really pleased with this rate of engagement and would encourage others to follow their lead.

“By taking part you will be helping scientists paint a detailed picture of the nation’s wellbeing before and after the pandemic lockdown and to understand the factors that influence the impact this has had on those living with dementia.

“We hope that the results can lead to improved guidance on maintaining wellbeing for those with dementia and their carers.”

The study is being carried in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Society and scientists from King’s College London and the University of Cambridge.

You can access the survey today.