19-20 September 2019: Mind International Conference

This secondment, which was hosted by Alexianer St Hedwig Hospital in Berlin and Technische Universität Dresden, was focused on the MinD international conference 2019. Under the motto “Designing with and for People with Dementia: Wellbeing, Empowerment and Happiness”, the conference represented a unique opportunity to share state-of-the-art work in this field as well as  to shape  future … [Read more…]

10 August 2019: Design evaluation in four countries

Now in its fourth and final year, the MinD project team is working on drawing together all the insights from this exciting research. During this secondment, which took place in the Netherlands during July, seven visiting colleagues spent two weeks hosted by their Dutch partners analysing and comparing findings from the design evaluations, improving parts … [Read more…]

17 May 2019: MinD conference, Design and policy guidelines, Analysing evaluation data

The fourth and final scheduled secondment to Luxembourg took place during May. The Luxembourg secondments have often been about taking stock, writing and planning. This meeting has followed on in that vein. During an extended fortnight, 13 people participated, including five colleagues from Alzheimer Europe. Two of our group, Vjera Holthoff and Rosa Almeida, gave … [Read more…]

28 November 2018: The MinD team is working on prototypes and evaluation

At the end of November The MinD team met in Spain, at INTRAS Foundation in Valladolid, to start discussing about evaluation framework for the prototypes of The Good Life Kit (GLK) and the Social Engagement Map (SEM).   Colleagues from Italy, Germany and UK worked with INTRAS Foundation partners to present MinD project at the … [Read more…]

21 May 2018: People with dementia, carers and MinD project members meet for the third time to work together

May 2018 has seen another MinD secondment in the UK. The University of Wolverhampton and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, UK, jointly hosted visiting researchers from Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain and Russia to work on the two MinD design ideas. During the two weeks, the designers and psychologist worked in two teams on design … [Read more…]