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Introduction to the Voice Study

VOICE - ‘VideOing to Improve Communication through Education’

People with dementia and those who work with them can experience difficulties in communicating and interacting. Dementia causes forgetfulness, word finding difficulties, problems understanding, misinterpretation, and difficulty in controlling emotions.

Often, these problems are increased by an admission to hospital, due to change of environment, unfamiliar faces, intensive questioning and activity and the illness or injury for which they were admitted.

The VOICE study aims to find out what communication skills work best between healthcare professionals and people with dementia who have been admitted to hospital, and then to develop and test an evidence based communication skills training programme.

To find out more about the study, view the study protocol here, click on the links below or in the menu on the left.