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Designing for People with Dementia: designing for mindful self-empowerment and social engagement

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This project aims to help people with dementia engage in social contexts to improve psychosocial wellbeing. People who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias often face cognitive, behavioural and psychosocial difficulties, including impairment and degeneration of memory and of perceptions of identity. In a social context, this can cause difficulties of recognizing, relating to and empathising with other people. These difficulties often pose a challenge for engaging socially, reinforcing their effects and reducing personal well-being.

Design can offer novel ways of complementing existing care approaches to empower people with dementia in everyday social situations. Utilising the concept of mindful design, we will investigate innovative design solutions to enable self-empowerment and confidence building of people living with dementia. We will specifically focus on two areas: personal difficulties with social interaction and environmental influences on social engagement. In these two contexts, we will study how personal, wearable designs can help mediate perceptions of identity and emotion management; and how environmental aspects can reduce feelings of information overload and instill feelings of self-empowerment and control.

The outcomes and benefits of the project will include: the development of new uses of design for helping people with dementia to engage socially and improve subjective well-being; the presentation of a robust methodological co-design framework for the development and evaluation of the designs in dementia care settings; the development of a holistic mindful model of designing and of a model for mindful care for social engagement for people with dementia; policy recommendations for the inclusion of design within dementia care.

This groundbreaking project will be enabled through an innovative consortium of academic and non-academic partners that combines research in product and environmental design, ICT, and dementia care.

Zaproszenie do składania wniosków

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Koordynator

UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON
Adres
Wulfruna Street
WV1 1LY Wolverhampton
United Kingdom
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Wkład UE
€ 112 500

Uczestnicy (16)

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HEALTHCARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
United Kingdom
Wkład UE
€ 45 000
Adres
Duncan Macmillan House Porchester Road
NG3 6AA Nottingham
Rodzaj działalności
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ALZHEIMER EUROPE
Luksemburg
Wkład UE
€ 0
Adres
Rue Dicks 14
1417 Luxembourg
Rodzaj działalności
Other
UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Luksemburg
Wkład UE
€ 54 000
Adres
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Niderlandy
Wkład UE
€ 72 000
Adres
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING ZORGGROEP SINT MAARTEN
Niderlandy
Wkład UE
€ 0
Adres
Gravenallee 13
7591PE Denekamp
Rodzaj działalności
Other
PANTON BV
Niderlandy
Wkład UE
€ 9 000
Adres
Muntengang 1
7411 GD Deventer
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Niemcy
Wkład UE
€ 58 500
Adres
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALEXIANER ST. HEDWIG KLINIKEN BERLIN GMBH
Niemcy
Wkład UE
€ 36 000
Adres
Grosse Hamburger Strasse 5-11
10115 Berlin
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO EURECAT

Zakończenie uczestnictwa

Hiszpania
Wkład UE
€ 0
Adres
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
PIBARQUITECTURASIX SLP
Hiszpania
Wkład UE
€ 0
Adres
Avila 138 4T 1A
08195 Barcelona
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION INTRAS
Hiszpania
Wkład UE
€ 76 500
Adres
Calle Martin Santos Romero, Num. 1
47016 Valladolid
Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Hiszpania
Wkład UE
€ 9 000
Adres
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DU IT SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Włochy
Wkład UE
€ 18 000
Adres
Via Vittorio Emanuele Ii 117
50134 Firenze
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FREDERICK UNIVERSITY FU
Cypr
Wkład UE
€ 9 000
Adres
Gianni Freiderikou 7
1036 Pallouriotissa Lefkosia
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETIC LAB LLP
United Kingdom
Wkład UE
€ 18 000
Adres
Frolic House 23 Frolic Street
SY16 4PQ Newtown
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Wkład UE
€ 13 500
Adres
Oxford Road All Saints Building
M15 6BH Manchester
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partnerzy (2)

QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY - QLD QUT
Australia
Adres
George Street 2
4001 Brisbane
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ITMO UNIVERSITY
Rosja
Adres
Kronverksky Pr. 49, Bldg. A
197101 St Petersburg
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments