For: Anyone over the age of 18, who is a carer for a person diagnosed with dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), has a diagnosis of dementia or MCI themselves, or works within a dementia-related setting and has an interest in dementia research.

What: A Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) group to help guide researchers from the University of Bristol Dental School with their health research study, specifically around the topic of oral hygiene for people with mild dementia or mild cognitive impairment. Members will be asked to input and comment on various aspects of the research study, including study design, relevance, recruitment and public materials about the study.

When: The one-off discussion group will be held on Wednesday 12 June 10am-12pm and last for approximately two hours. An agenda will be sent out closer to the meeting date.

Where: The meeting will be held at Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2PS. There is parking available at the nearby Clifton Down Shopping Centre. Any parking costs will be reimbursed.

Payment: People attending the PPI meeting will receive a £20 ‘thank you’ voucher, an electric toothbrush and will have reasonable travel expenses reimbursed. Refreshments will also be provided at the meeting.

More information: If you are interested or would like to find out more, please contact Barbara Warnes at