This research has been carried out as part of a PhD at the University of Birmingham Law School and has been approved by the University of Birmingham social sciences ethics committee. This research has been supervised by Professor Rosie Harding and Professor Elizabeth Peel.

The research investigates how people with dementia and their informal carers make legal decisions in England and Wales. Some key pionts of interest are: mental capacity definitions, everday understandings of law, importance of relationships.

This research includes interviews with people with dementia and their carers, as well as observations of a solicitor and their clients who are making a will. This research uses discourse and conversation analysis to answer the main research questions: ‘how do people with dementia and their families make legal decisons’.

Research findings will be published on the ‘Updates’ page.

General preliminary findings can be found on the ‘Research summary‘ page.

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