1st Edition

Design for People Living with Dementia Interactions and Innovations

By Emmanuel Tsekleves, John Keady Copyright 2021
    174 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    174 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

     There were an estimated 50 million people worldwide living with dementia in 2017 and this number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 82 million in 2030. Design has significant potential to contribute to managing this global concern. This book is the first to synthesise the considerable research and projects in dementia and design. Design interactions is a new way of considering how we can improve the relationship between people, products, places and services and of course technology trends, such as the ‘internet of things’, offer great opportunities in providing new ways to connect people with services and products that can contribute to healthier lifestyles and mechanisms to support people with acute and chronic conditions. In light of this, the book explores the contribution and future potential of design for dementia through the lens of design interactions, such as people, contexts, material and things.

    Design for People Living with Dementia is a guide to this innovative and cutting-edge field in healthcare. This book is essential reading for healthcare managers working to provide products, services and care to people with dementia, as well as design researchers and students.  


    Foreword by Series Editor


    Notes on Authors

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    PART 1 – Design for People Living with Dementia in Context

    Chapter 2: PEOPLE: Dementia Overview

    Chapter 3: CONTEXTS: Design Challenges

    Chapter 4: MATERIAL: Design Research Methods

    Chapter 5: THINGS: Design Interventions against Dementia

    PART 2 – Case Studies

    Case study 1: Open Doors: The changing face of our neighbourhood

    Case study 2: MinD: Designing mindful self-empowerment and social engagement

    Case study 3: Care-Wear: garments for people living with dementia in care homes

    Case study 4: Collaborative interaction for older people with dementia through

    touch screen music

    Case study 5: Designing leisure products for people living with dementia

    Case study 6: "Think-Along Dwelling" for people with dementia

    Case study 7: Designing interactive music systems with and for people with dementia

    Case study 8: The LAUGH project

    Case study 9: Paul’s Club

    Case study 10: The ‘in the moment’ musical experiences of people with dementia

    PART 3 – Foresight

    Chapter 6: The Future: Current challenges and emerging opportunities


    Emmanuel Tsekleves is Senior Lecturer in Design Interactions at Imagination Lancaster, Lancaster University, UK. Emmanuel leads research at the intersection of design, health, well-being and technology. His design-led research  attracted media attention by the national press, such as the Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, The Times, Discovery News and several other international online media outlets. He blogs regularly for The Guardian and The Conversation on the design and use of technology in health.

    John Keady is Professor of Older Peoples Mental Health, leading the interdisciplinary Dementia and Ageing Research Team at the University of Manchester, UK.