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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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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Lab4Living OT Placement students’ Researcher Blog: The Reflective journey

OT student placements

Three Occupational Therapy (OT) students at Sheffield Hallam University have been given the opportunity to undertake an extended scope placement within Lab4Living in the Art and Design Research Centre. The purpose of their placement, agreed in conjunction with Lab4Living’s Dr Claire Craig and Helen Fisher, is to develop an intervention that fosters and enables the communication of challenging topics through […]

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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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Life Café project extends its reach

The Life Cafe

‘The Life Café. A space to uncover and share what is meaningful in life and in care’ As the Life Café kit is rolled out across the UK and beyond, we explore the programme of design research underpinning its development and some coverage of recent Life Cafés. The Design to Care Programme was an ambitious research project funded by the […]

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Design for Health Symposium 2019, Auckland University of Technology

The Good Health Design team with Lab4Living

Lab4Living researchers Claire Craig and Helen Fisher continue their trip to Australia and New Zealand at the Design for Health Symposium on 19th and 20th September: A focal point of Claire and Helen’s trip ‘down under’ was the Design for Health Symposium, hosted by Good Health Design at the Auckland University of Technology. Claire presented a keynote posing the question […]

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‘Living Longer, Living Well’ – 11 September 2019

Banner image - Attendees of the 'Living Longer, Living Well' symposium at University of Canberra, featuring Dr Fanke Peng, Dr Claire Craig and Helen Fisher

Living Longer, Living Well – 11th September 2019 Living Longer, Living Well was a dynamic one-day event that brought together leaders from Australian government, academics, older people’s groups, students and clinicians to explore the potential of design and design research to inform strategy and reframe notions of ageing in place. The event was organised by and hosted by ThinkPlace, a strategic design consultancy […]

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Building inter-sectoral collaborations

Building inter-sectoral collaboration

A key element of the current work being undertaken by Lab4Living‘s Helen Fisher and Claire Craig in Australia in relation to the 100-Year Life project is to meet with and work with researchers across a range of different settings (HEIs, Industry, NGOs, hospitals and other organisations). Helen and Claire were excited to meet with Prof. Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff, Dr. Daniela Castro […]

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Expanding Excellence: Claire and Helen’s visit to Canberra University, Australia continues

Claire Craig and Fanke Peng with Professor Jason Bainbridge, University of Canberra

Dr Claire Craig and Helen Fisher were today welcomed by Professor Jason Bainbridge, Canberra University’s Executive Dean of Faculty of Arts and Design. Professor Bainbridge has published widely on strategic communication, media and merchandising, popular culture and the law. The meeting offered an opportunity to share mutual research interests and to identify potential areas for collaboration.  Claire and Helen are being […]

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