Unique archive of love stories to be created

A researcher at the University of Northampton has launched a campaign to help create a unique archive of love stories from people living with dementia.

PhD researcher Jane Youell is leading the project.

Her previous research has investigated how people living with dementia and their carers experience and understand the changes in intimacy that come with the condition.

The Relationship Project will fund a living repository to be held within the University of Northampton’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing.

Jane said: “I learned from my research into intimacy and dementia that when a person develops dementia it is the intimate relationships which they hold that become more important and meaningful, but that for older people this aspect of loving and caring was often overlooked or underestimated.”

The Relationship Project needs £1,500 to become a reality.

To help, visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/relationship-project