FEEDBACK AND MEASUREMENT
The ISH Foundation studies the impact of all I’m Still Here programs. Feedback and measurement provide information on how much the behavioral effects of memory loss – agitation, aggression, apathy, anxiety, social withdrawal, and depression – are reduced by programs based on the I’m Still Here principles. In addition, we measure improvements to the quality of life of participants.
All new programs that aim to improve the lives of Persons Living with Dementia must be assessed after one year. Grantees will be asked to contribute to this essential research by collecting appropriate data and making data available for analysis by professional researchers, or insert by submitting a data analysis plan for approval to do it themselves.
Feedback from these analyses will be shared with the program operators, who will be invited to work with Dr. John Zeisel to devise recommendations for program improvements, if needed.
No program-specific data will be made public without written permission of grantees.