Stroud Symposia Series

The Stroud Symposia Series was a collaborative effort between ADI, the Stroud Center for Study of Quality of Life and the Institute of Psychiatry (at King's College London), which collected narratives about the experiences of people with dementia and their carers. These narratives give insights into improving the Quality of Life of persons with dementia and their carers.

There was a series of workshops held at the ADI conference each year from 1999 to 2005. Themes for the live workshops included 'choice', 'the carer/person with dementia relationship' and 'what improves/reduces quality of life'. There was also an interactive website to explore the narratives and contribute.

You can view slides presented at our conference about the project and the results - Improving quality of life for people with dementia: the ADI-Stroud symposia.

An article was also published: Banerjee, S., Willis, R., Graham, N. and Gurland, B. J. (2010), The Stroud/ADI dementia quality framework: a cross-national population-level framework for assessing the quality of life impacts of services and policies for people with dementia and their family carers. Int. J. Geriat. Psychiatry, 25: 249–257. doi: 10.1002/gps.2330 (abstract available; subscription or payment required to read the article)