While a number of recent publications and reports have emphasised that Dementia impacts upon the whole family, minimal research and practice development has occurred in this field. In particular, limited research has occurred which directly acknowledges the impact upon children, young people and their families where a Grandparent is affected by dementia. Family relationships are crucial to the wellbeing of all its members including children. This one day workshop offered participants the opportunity to learn about recent European research and practice development in this field and consider the ways in which this research can be applied to develop practice with children and young people and their families where they are affected by dementia. Furthermore, it identified future research agendas and created opportunities to build networks for those interested in developing this body of knowledge and practice.
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