Dementia Journalling

Roger Bateman, Claire Craig

Dementia is an umbrella term for a number of conditions that impact on memory, orientation, language and visuospatial skills. At present it is estimated that there are currently 850,000 people in the United Kingdom living with a diagnosis and it is one of the main causes of disability worldwide.

Students from across the MA Design Programme at Sheffield Hallam University worked together in cross-disciplinary teams to research issues facing people living with memory loss. Each team was tasked with identifying how they could help an individual or group of people, by designing ‘a positive intervention’.

As socially responsible designers, the students approached the project from a number of different angles; some aimed to challenge stigma through creative videos and awareness raising campaigns, some created physical products to assist those with dementia and/or carers, others focused on services, but all aimed to use design to improve the quality of people’s lives.

In collaboration with:

Maria Hanson, Glyn Hawley and Eve Stirling, Sheffield Hallam University

Claire Jepson, Occupational Therapist, Grenoside Grange Hospital, Sheffield

Fixperts, London

Project updates

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