In our 6th Mobile Health Meetup, we'll be joined by Holly Brenan (https://twitter.com/andhollyb) from ustwo (https://ustwo.com/) and Alice Osborne (https://twitter.com/aliceosborne) from Active Minds (http://www.active-minds.co.uk/) to talk about designing with the dementia community - across digital and non-digital products and services.
Across the UK there are 850,000 people with dementia, a number expected to increase to over 1 million by 2025. People with dementia are often stigmatised, but their daily lives involve personal stories, relationships, talents and skills, and ways of finding joy, connection and meaning - just like us all. There is huge potential for the objects and experiences that surround them to be empowering.
Both Holly and Alice are designers who are shaping what's possible in this space. Holly's project with ustwo piloted a digital product (https://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2016/jul/26/nursing-home-technology-improve-care) that uses natural language recognition to support care and management staff in dementia care homes. Alice has worked extensively across digital and non-digital experiences to improve the future of elderly care, with Active Minds' focus turned to well-made, human-centred and evidence-based activity products and games (https://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2012/nov/29/creative-approach-dementia-active-minds) for better quality of life.
We'll join in to share from our project Dementia Citizens (https://www.ctrl-group.com/blog/2016/08/12/dementia-citizens-learnings/), and together we'll explore our divergent and collective perspectives across the challenges and potential for designing with dementia.
As always we'll invite attendees to share their experiences too, and look forward to a good lively discussion.
6:30 pm - Doors open for networking. Food and drink will be provided.
7pm - Talk and open discussion.
8pm - Drinks at the studio.