12 researchers took part in Secondment 13 and were hosted by the Universite du Luxembourg and Alzheimer Europe. The overall plan and aims for the secondment were to bring together the results of the data collection (part of WP3) from year 1 of the MinD project and to discuss the results to identify and define relevant points for the design interventions from the data to take forward and respond to in the design secondments.
In the first week, participants presented the results of the data collection in Germany, the Netherlands and Spain, and analysed it to identify common themes. Analysis and refinement of the themes continued during the second week. The website was developed to include pages about patient and public involvement, to make it easier for people with dementia to find out how to take part in the project. A management meeting took place, starting discussions about the project mid-term review which will happen in June.
On Monday 15 May, the team worked with Alzheimer Europe’s contact group, the European Working Group for People with Dementia (EWGPWD). The purpose was to present and discuss the results of the data collection phase as well as get feedback on (a selection of) design themes identified through the data collection. The day offered the opportunities for very lively and insightful discussions and was appreciated by all participants (incl. the researchers) because it enabled first-hand experience and discussion, and an amazing opportunity for knowledge sharing.