Paul Chamberlain to present NESTORE work at final workshop

NESTORE final workshop

Paul Chamberlain will be presenting the work of the Lab4Living team on the NESTORE project alongside the 16 European project partners at an online event on the 27th February to mark the end of the project. Designers, developers, users, public authorities and businesses will come together at the final event to explore the lessons learnt in more than three years of […]

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The Life Café at Dying.Dialogues conference

Dying.Dialogues

On 29th January, Claire Craig and Helen Fisher presented ‘The Life Café: Thinking Through Things’ at Dying.Dialogues conference. Dying.2021 ‘offers an opportunity to creatively engage in conversation about fragility, death, dying, loss, grief through the lens of art and design.’ Hosted by Design TO, OCAD University and Taboo Health, it was the perfect forum to share this research and open a dialogue about […]

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Discovering Dementia book launch

Today Lab4Living launches a new book, aimed at people recently diagnosed with dementia, which is more akin to visual poetry than the usual way that information about the condition is provided. Discovering Dementia is the result of a collaboration between design researcher, Claire Craig, poet John Killick and artist Sophie Standing. Claire and John had for some time recognised that […]

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Lab4Living leads on Special Issue in Evidence & Policy journal

Creativity and Co-production

An interdisciplinary global editorial team, convened by Lab4Living’s Dr Joe Langley, has launched a call for papers for a special issue of journal Evidence & Policy. The editors seek expressions of interest on papers exploring Creativity, Co-production and healthy societies in the context of evidence and policy. Evidence & Policy is an international peer reviewed journal of research, debate and […]

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Summer success for online resource supporting people with dementia

Connecting People, Connecting Support

In March 2020, Lab4Living, in collaboration with allied heath professionals from Alzheimer Scotland, launched Connecting People, Connecting Support, an online resource to support people with dementia and their families. The website hosts a range of interactive research-informed resources that promote quality of life. The website was designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which prevented people with dementia accessing day centres and […]

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Design4Health2020 proceedings published

Design4Health has published its biggest set of official proceedings yet. The Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Design4Health, Amsterdam, 2020 are now available in four volumes at www.design4health.org.uk. When the Design4Health2020 conference organising committee collectively chose ‘The Future is Now!’ as the theme for the 2020 conference we had not anticipated a future shaped by the emergence and ensuing […]

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Dementia Together Online launches today

Dementia Together

A new online space where people with dementia, family members and supporters can come together and explore ways of living well with dementia at home is launched today. Lab4Living’s Dr Claire Craig and Helen Fisher have been working with Alzheimer Scotland to develop the materials at www.dementiatogether.online. The resource is launched today at 9am with new material being released every Tuesday […]

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Lab4Living’s ‘Journeying Through Dementia’ takes to Wales!

Journeying Through Dementia Wales

After successful pilots in Scotland with Alzheimer Scotland, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership and NHS Grampian, Journeying Through Dementia now takes to Llanelli, Wales. The Older Adult Mental Health Service at Prince Philip Hospital are piloting the Lab4Living intervention. Our ability to engage in and participate in activities we find meaningful is central to wellbeing. Finding ways to continue […]

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Life Cafés are on the market!

Life Cafe is launched

The Life Café kit is now available to purchase via Marie Curie! It’s amazing to think that we began our work with Marie Curie on the Design to Care Programme in just 2017 and we now have an evidence-based product on the market. This is particularly made possible by the wonderful and award winning Design Futures Packaging (http://www.designfuturesgroup.com/packaging-design) team, who […]

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