Participants on the MinD project Visit 2 to Luxembourg took a short trip to Brussels as part of their visit. Alzheimer Europe, the non-academic partner in Luxembourg, was hosting a two-day event in Brussels and invited other members of the consortium to attend. On Tuesday 28 June, the MinD participants went to the lunchtime debate … [Read more…]
Visit 2 of the MinD project is now underway. Designers and dementia experts have come together during this visit to plan the interviews that will take place in Germany and the Netherlands, to gather information from patients with dementia and their caregivers. The visitors are being hosted by the Universite du Luxembourg (academic host) and … [Read more…]
Research at Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Centre for Applied Research in Inclusive Arts and Design is currently developing designs for playful objects: things to engage, soothe and amuse people with late stage dementia for whom life can be limited and their care challenging. LAUGH (Ludic Artefacts Using Gesture and Haptics) is an international project in … [Read more…]
The University of Wolverhampton (UoW) and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHT) are delighted to welcome the participants for the first MinD project exchange, both in the UK and in the project. The following representatives are in the UK from 3 – 13 May 2016: Universite du Luxembourg – Isabelle Tournier Universiteit Twente – Geke … [Read more…]
MIND@JISCMAIL.AC.UK is a PUBLIC discussion list for the wider discussion of designing in and for dementia care which has been set up as part of the project, but which will go beyond it because anyone can see this list and subscribe to it. The list is relevant to anyone interested in this topic of discussion to join, e.g. dementia … [Read more…]
According to a recent study undertaken in Spain by the Spanish Alliance of Neurodegenerative Diseases (Neuroalianza) and the Madrid Compluense University (UCM), Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) require a total expenditure of 32,372 million euros per year in Spain. Main conclusions of the study involving 1,150,000 families: the direct costs per … [Read more…]
On 9 and 10 March 2016, the University of Wolverhampton’s Brussels office hosted the first partner meeting of the MinD project, led by Prof Kristina Niedderer of the Faculty of Arts. Researchers from 10 partner organisations in five European countries came together to discuss how they will collaborate in the area of designing for the … [Read more…]
The MinD project officially started on 1 March 2016. Partners will meet in Brussels for a kick-off meeting on 9 and 10 March 2016. The meeting will be hosted by the University of Wolverhampton Brussels office.