SJF Briefing: Experiences of ‘Going Out’ for People Living with Dementia in Scotland

Published: February 2024

Experiences of ‘Going Out’ for People Living with Dementia in Scotland: Findings and Implications for Policy and Practice

Dr Katie Gambier-Ross, University of Edinburgh

This Scottish Justice Fellowship briefing was designed to draw on novel methodologies that aimed to examine the everyday practice of ‘going out’ for people with dementia and their care partners who live at home and how they can be better supported to maintain the practice of ‘going out’.

This research was guided by three research questions:

  1. How is the experience of ‘going out’ for people with dementia and their care partners?
  2. How does ‘going out’ impact people with dementia’s sense of independence, agency and control over their lives?
  3. How can we support people with dementia to maintain the everyday activity of ‘going out’?

The Scottish Justice Fellowships are a collaboration between the Scottish Government, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) and Scottish Institute of Policing Research (SIPR) Fellowships fund leading doctoral researchers near or recently completing PhDs to translate their work into accessible outputs aimed at policy and practice audiences.

Authors / Editors

Research Themes

Criminal Justice and Health

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