Dementia Advocacy

The Beth Johnson Foundation is a pioneer of advocacy programmes, having initiated citizen advocacy for the first time in 1989, and dementia advocacy in 1998. Our dementia advocacy programme has developed over the years to support people at a most vulnerable time in their lives when they have been diagnosed with dementia.

To find an advocate contact:

Betty Machin (Manager), at:, or Laura Higgins (Project Co-ordinator Stoke on Trent)

Dementia Awareness Week 2020 Blog

Dementia Research Study
Are you a carer of a family member or friend with dementia?

 If you are 18 or older, are currently a carer of a family member or friend who has dementia and did so through the Covid-19 pandemic, you are invited to take part in a research study being conducted within Staffordshire University and University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) Psychology department.

This research project is aiming to explore the experiences of carers of family members or friends with dementia during Covid-19.
The study has ethical approval from Staffordshire University. Dan asked the BJF to help him with the recruitment of participants. The study poster provides details a link for participants which explains what they need to do next . To find out more and to participate click here: Dementia Research to view the poster
NB. The BJF have had no involvement in developing this research, and are merely acting as a conduit regarding recruitment for those interested in participating.’

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