Max Clow, from Abertay University, is recruiting participants for a research study. Max is looking for people with experience as carers, both paid an unpaid to evaluate a website for use in residential care settings to assist caregivers in providing patient-centred care. See below for more information on how to get involved. 

Project title: Development & Evaluation of a patient-centred dementia-support web application

The project aims to create a website for use in residential care settings to assist caregivers in providing patient-centred care to dementia patients. The site consists of profiles of “residents”, that relatives and family members would be able to use to upload information about their loved one. Information such as details about their life (early age, working life etc.), their favourite foods etc. would be included in the profile, which would allow care givers to provide more tailored care in the form of reminiscence. This project aims to include both caregivers of people with dementia and relatives to test the site and give their perspectives.

Participation will include completing several tasks on the website, before filling out a survey with scale response questions and open ended questions. These are all focused on the usability and the utility of the website. Participation should take a maximum of 30 minutes

Since there are two different perspectives that I’m wanting to retrieve data from, I have created two separate registration forms. To clarify the two different participant categories:

Carers – 18+, living in the UK, who are currently OR have previously worked in the dementia unit of a residential care home as a care giver

Family/Relatives – 18+, living in the UK, who currently OR previously have had a loved one with dementia living in a residential care home.

For participants to register interest, they can fill out the registration forms that I have linked below. Both contain further information about the project as well as a Data Management Plan.

Carer Registration Form –

Family Registration Form –

If anyone has any questions, they can contact me at

If you are a researcher that would like to share your work with SDRC members, please get in touch with us.

Read more SDRC Latest

Ten years of the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre: past, present, and future

Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre (ASDRC) is in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and provides a high quality environment for dementia research. On the 21st September 2021, the ASDRC celebrated its 10th Anniversary. To celebrate this, they...

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Leah Macaden

Following the 2022 SDRC Executive Committee election, Dr Leah Macaden has been elected as a new member. Find out more in Leah's biography below. Dr Leah Macaden is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Edinburgh with a rich and diverse range of academic,...

Neuroprogressive and Dementia Research Network Conference 2022

This year's Neuroprogressive and Dementia Network (from NHS Research Scotland) Annual Conference will be day focused on those most impacted by research outcomes, and an opportunity to learn from their experiences to improve the research landscape. It will bring...

Research in the News: Football Heading and Dementia Risk

Researchers Glasgow Brain Injury Research Group (GBIRG) led by Associate Professor Willie Stewart, have published their findings reporting a link between a footballers' outfield position and neurodegenerative risk.  Taking place at the University of Glasgow, as part...

The launch of the SDRC Annual Report 2020/21

The SDRC Annual Report 2020/21, launched at the SDRC Annual Conference 2021 on Wednesday 16th June. It outlines what research has been ongoing in dementia and brain health research in Scotland in the past 12 months. Of course, it heavily features the impact COVID has...

SDRC Report: How COVID-19 has impacted research

We have produced a report based on the findings of how COVID-19 has impacted our members’ research- with particular focus on ECRs

Highlights from Alzheimer Europe Conference 2022

On 17-19 October 2022, Alzheimer Europe held their Annual Conference in Bucharest, Romania. The theme of the event was Building Bridges. In this blog, we are sharing the highlights of the Conference from a Scottish perspective. The Alzheimer Europe Conference is a...

Announcement of the Brain Health Alliance for Research Challenge

The SDRC are excited to be part of a new collaborative research alliance, supported by the Scottish Funding Council.  The Scottish Brain Health Alliance for Research Challenge (ARC) is a project that will receive up to £600,000 to create multi-disciplinary,...

Research Strategy Oversight Board Chair: Henry McLeish

The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium, Brain Health Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland are delighted to announce the appointment of Henry McLeish as the Chair of the Scottish Brain Health and Dementia Research Strategy Oversight Board.  In July 2021, the SDRC,...

The launch of the SDRC Annual Report 2019/20

The SDRC Annual Report 2019/20, launched on Monday 20th April, outlines what is new in dementia and brain health research in Scotland in the past 12 months. Once again, we are able to show the truly amazing quantity, quality and diversity of research happening...