Good Life with Dementia – Course research findings published 

The first set of study findings for the Good Life with Dementia course has been published by the University of York. 

The Good Life course is a 6-7-week course that involves people living with dementia talking and sharing experiences to provide mutual support. The course is co-designed, and peer-tutors deliver the course with support from a facilitator. 

Key findings are: 

  • The Good Life course helped people living with dementia to feel valued, gain confidence, build connections and face challenges. 
  • This was possible because the course created a safe space characterised by shared experience, equality, positive expectations and a friendly, trusting atmosphere. 
  • A safe space could look different for different communities but would be welcomed by all. 
  • South Asian people who were asked about the approach welcomed the opportunity for support and advice but wanted parallel courses for the carers of people with dementia. 

You can download the study findings (‘Key messages for everyone’ and ‘Key messages for professionals’) here: