‘Journeying Through Dementia’: Where design meets dementia

Lab4Living and Journeying Through Dementia logos

Journeying through Dementia is an intervention that aims to equip people diagnosed with dementia with tools and techniques to enable individuals to live continue to engage in the activities they enjoy as the condition progresses. The intervention combines group work with individual sessions and was co-designed by Claire Craig in partnership with people living with the condition. The intervention is […]

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Lab4Living – Redesigning mental health services in London

2017-04 Lab4Living redesigning mental health

Lab4Living’s Claire Craig was recently invited to facilitate a series of master classes in London for occupational therapists wanting to deliver and embed the Lifestyle Matters approach into mental health services. Lifestyle Matters is an intervention developed through research with older people in Sheffield. The original research was undertaken over ten years ago by Claire Craig and Gail Mountain and […]

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Assistive technologies: what is their place in the mainstream market?

Lab4Living Assistive Technologies event

Assistive technologies for older and disabled people have previously been provided through public sector providers such as local authority equipment services and through independent specialist outlets.  However current Department of Health policy is encouraging the mainstreaming of such devices through high street retailers. This significant change presents both opportunities and challenges.  The aim of this day is to bring together […]

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Lab4Living’s network grows

Lab4Living Network Grows

Designing with people is very much at the heart of Lab4Living’s ethos.  Working closely with U3A, Sheffield 50+, Age Concern, Agewell Sheffield and Sheffield Elders’ Congress the research team has established exciting partnerships with older people who are playing an active role in the research process, volunteering and working as community researchers.  This work is seen as vital in gaining proper understanding […]

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