Dragons’ Den inspired Competition for People Living with Dementia

On Wednesday 5 April, 2017 I will be one of the “dragons” on Making Space’s Dragons’ Den inspired competition for their dementia associates. The event will be held at Lancaster University.

In Making Space’s dementia services they have dedicated associates who have a special interest in dementia, and want to further develop their skills to better support the families and carers of those living with dementia. Making Space’s Dementia SPACE team work closely with these associates to improve communication, training and learning in dementia care.

Since Making Space introduced dementia associates into their services back in 2015, the group has doubled in size and we now have over 25 associates.

To celebrate this growth and success, Making Space are holding a Dragons’ Den inspired competition for our associates to get together and come up with a new, innovative idea for dementia care. This could be anything from a dementia friendly product, a new activity group or a dementia app. There is only 1 rule – it must benefit either the person living with dementia or their carers.

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About paulrodgersdesign

I am Professor of Design Issues at Northumbria University School of Design. I hold undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Design from Middlesex University,London, and a PhD in Product Design Assessment from the University of Westminster, London. My research explores the discipline of design and how disruptive design interventions can enact positive change in health and social care and elsewhere.

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