Earlier this year, 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, which has so far received over 8000 visitors and 50,000 page views, hosts a range of interactive research-informed resources that promote quality of life. We’re delighted to announce that the Connecting People, Connecting Support online resource is now being referred to on the NHS England’s Dementia wellbeing in the COVID-19 pandemic report. The online resource is also recommended as part of the Sheffield Directory of Dementia Support in Sheffield.
Speaking about the NHS’s endorsement, Dr Claire Craig said, “Our work in Lab4Living focuses on the role of design in promoting quality of life, so to see the reach of the impact of Connecting People, Connecting Support is absolutely wonderful. People living with dementia and their families have described the materials as a ‘lifeline’ and have marvelled at the speed with which we were able to respond. ”
Helen Fisher also added, “Moving forward we hope to continue to work with Elaine Hunter (national allied health professions consultant for Alzheimer Scotland), Alison McKean (AHP post diagnostic lead for Alzheimer Scotland) and colleagues in Alzheimer Scotland to integrate this work into a national intervention that all people with dementia and their families can access.”