Design for Dementia Care: Making a difference. Design + Power. Nordic Design Conference proceedings.

Anke Jakob, Helen Manchester, Cathy Treadaway

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Abstract

The paper discusses the growing role of design in dementia care
and its power to enhance the wellbeing of people living with
dementia, their carers and caregivers. It refers to three examples
of recent design research focusing on creating environments,
objects and technologies to support appropriate person-centred
stimulation and activities in dementia care.
The projects use interdisciplinary co-design approaches and
ethnographic methods to establish new knowledge and develop
user-centred design solutions to improve care. The authors debate
that engaging end-users in the design process not only empowers
the designer; the collaborative approach enables in particular the
carer / caregiver to reflect on their important task and to mobilise
their creativity
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign + Power
Place of PublicationOslo
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2017

Structured keywords

  • Ageing and the Life Course

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