Are you are the main carer of a person living with dementia? Do you live in the West Midlands or Staffordshire areas? I am a Master’s student at Newman University, Birmingham and I am conducting a research project on how dementia carers foster and maintain hope. This is an under-researched area in dementia, and could in the future potentially help clinicians gain a better understanding of the different resources carers use to maintain their own wellbeing, in order to develop appropriate support and interventions. I am looking to interview carers of family members who are living with dementia (who have received their diagnosis at least 3 months ago). I am hoping to gain a better understanding of people’s personal experiences of how they view hope and what maintains/reduces their hope whilst caring for their relative living with dementia. Interviews will last approximately 45- 90 minutes. The interview can take place at your home and at a time that is convenient for you. Although I can only complete interviews at home in Staffordshire and the West Midlands, if you wished to participate but live further afield I would be happy to complete interviews via Skype. If you are interested in taking part and/or would like further information please send me a private message (PM) on Talking Point, or email POOL301@newman.ac.uk Thank you for taking time to read this post. Jessica.