The DARES study was an RCT to evaluate the effectiveness of a reminiscence programme – the DementiA education programme incorporating REminiscence for Staff (DARES) – for people with dementia residing in long-stay care settings in Ireland. The embedded qualitative design explored participants experiences of the intervention.

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