Design and Dementia
This experiential workshop will explore ways that design can play in enabling people with dementia and their families to overcome some of the challenges they face both at home and in the wider community. We will focus particularly on how design can promote quality of life and enable people to live well with dementia.
Dementia is one of large number of long-term conditions. The UK Department of Health (DoH) estimates that almost one-third of the population has a long-term health condition, accounting for 80% of all primary care visits. Similar patterns are reported globally with incidence rising. Therefore, identifying solutions to the challenge of ever increasing service demand in the face of finite resources is a pressing goal for health policy and for economies.
People with dementia have been working alongside researchers at Lab4living, Sheffield Hallam University to co-create a self-management programme for people with dementia. This research used participative research methods to obtain views from people with dementia and carers about their experiences and the interventions that they consider can assist in facilitating independence and quality of life post diagnosis.
This workshop will provide opportunity to engage people with some of these creative participative activities.
Please email or phone to book a place for the workshop or book at the ‘Can Design Save your Life?’ exhibition that will be running at the same venue from the 13th – 28th June.
Date: Thursday 26th June
Venue: Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University
Time: 13.30 – 16.00
Tickets: FREE ADMISSION
Book your place:
Sheffield Hallam University
Atrium Level 5 Walkway
City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB, UK
Disabled visitors are advised to phone before visiting so that suitable parking can be arranged.
0114 225 6753