Bergstrom, Axel

Bergstrom, Axel
Start date:
September 2019
Research Topic:
Linguistic, pragmatic and relational determinants of effective communication in dementia care in Wales
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Professor Alison Wray
Supervising school:
School of English, Communication & Philosophy,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship
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Dementia is a disease that very often causes communication difficulties which can be highly challenging for both for people with dementia and their carers. My project is aiming to evaluating and developing communication training for carers to people with dementia in Wales, mainly using relevant linguistic communication theory.

The project will investigate communicative obstacles preventing people with dementia and carers from reaching their communicative goals. Furthermore, linguistic theory relevant to the dementia context will be applied in order to detect supported ways of facilitating communication in the given setting. Lastly, ways of introducing new forms of communication to carers will be explored in collaboration with Six Degrees in Salford.