Design for People Living with Dementia
Interactions and Innovations
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There were an estimated 50 million people worldwide living with dementia in 2017 and this number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 75 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.
Table of Contents
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 Manchester University, UK.