Dissemination preference voting

Jo Thompson Coon and Alison Bethel from the Evidence Synthesis Team were recently invited to be part of the Fourth Plymouth Dementia Conference, held at the Plymouth Guildhall on the 6th February.  The theme of the conference was “Dementia: the challenges and inspirational solutions”. Angela Rippon, Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society and chairperson for the Conference, opened the conference by welcoming everyone, and added many personal reflections and anecdotes throughout the inspiring and motivating day. The overall aim of the day was to showcase both local and national dementia friendly initiatives and share ideas. Jo and Alison used the occasion to trial out dissemination ideas for the team’s recently published systematic reviews around dementia care (Whear 2014, Abbott 2013, Whear 2014). Using the dementia gardens review as a focus, conference attendees were given the option to vote for their favourite form of dissemination: from on online video (here), the full systematic review, an A4 sized poster and a smaller folding leaflet.  The leaflet scored the most votes, and the team are currently looking at all comments received and working out what this might mean for future dissemination plans!