Design for People Living with Dementia : Interactions and Innovations book cover
1st Edition

Design for People Living with Dementia
Interactions and Innovations

ISBN 9781032000176
Published May 17, 2021 by Routledge
174 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

FREE Standard Shipping
USD $49.95

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

 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.  


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

View More



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.