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Local dementia research projects

Using taxis and minicabs, Camden, London

Rica's fifth local research project working alongside people with dementia took place in the London Borough of Camden. In partnership with the Camden Minds DEEP group, we carried out research with four people to find out how sensitive minicab and taxi services were to the needs of people living with dementia. The investigation was in March 2017.

Read the taxi report

Read the press release

People with dementia visit Mecca Bingo in York

Rica local dementia research: visit to Mecca bingo in YorkRica's fourth local research project was a visit to Mecca Bingo in York. Members of the local DEEP group, York Minds and Voices, assessed the experience of an outing to a bingo hall and made recommendations on how such venues can best accommodate people living with dementia. The research was carried out in February 2017.

Read the York Mecca bingo research report

Read the press release

The Royal Shakespeare Company: dementia-friendly performances

Rica's third local research project took the form of a visit to a relaxed performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, by eight members of the Redditch DEEP group ‘Friends Together’ and five of their friends and partners. The Royal Shakespeare Company has been providing performances for audiences with different access needs for many years, including (since 2013) ‘relaxed’ performances aimed at children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. The visit took place in August 2016.

Read about the visit to the Royal Shakespeare dementia-friendly performances

Read the press release

Leeds Citybus's NextStop Announcement - good for people with dementia?

Rica's second local project involved people living with dementia finding out how much the NextStop Announcement system installed on Leeds Citybus vehicles could improve their journeys. Members of a local Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) group called Face It Together worked with Rica on the research project, which was carried out in January 2016.

Read the Leeds Citybus's dementia research report

Mystery Shop of the Rochester Huguenot Museum

Rica's first local project was with members of the Kent-based Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) group Memorybilia who visited the Huguenot Museum in Rochester ‘anonymously’ in October 2015.

Read the Rochester Hugenot Museum research report

Read the press release


Page last updated: September 2017

See also: Rica's research reports | Research case studies | Dementia Research