Cathy and Gail presented two LAUGH papers at the Design 4 Health, 5th International Conference in Sheffield, 4-6th September 2018.
The paper’s were titled ‘Designing for playfulness through compassion: design for advanced dementia’ and ‘Evaluation or anecdote? Understanding the impact of design’ and will be available on our publications page in due course.
The LAUGH research now features on the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) database. This is the UK’s largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care. The LAUGH resources on SCIE can be found here.
The LAUGH research features on the front cover of the current issue of the Journal of Dementia Care.
In July, Cathy was invited to present the LAUGH research at the 4th Neurological Disorders Summit in Los Angeles, USA (23rd-25th July 2018). More information on the conference can be found here.
Members of the LAUGH team held a Hand i Pocket funshop for Dementia Awareness Day. The funshop was held at Chapter in Cardiff, where we made sensory textile pockets for people living with dementia.
David presented the LAUGH research at the 10th Scottish Caring & Dementia Congress in Edinburgh, 18th April 2018. Organised by Careinfo.org, more information about the conference can be found here.
Gail, Cathy and Jac ran a symposium at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia on 10th April 2018 to showcase the LAUGH research and upcoming exhibition.
The LAUGH team held a Design Preview & Celebration event at the Royal Society of Arts, London on 28th March 2018. The event was well attended with the team presenting the research and demonstrating the prototypes. For more information about the publicity generated around the event, please see our twitter feed.
The LAUGH research team and My Home Life Cymru held an event at the Senedd, ‘LAUGH – A celebration of love and life in care homes’ on Friday 16th March 2018.
The event was the culmination of our three year international AHRC funded design for dementia research project. It was an opportunity to view the objects, meet the researchers and hear the stories behind the designs. The event was held in collaboration with My Home Life Cymru and ENRICH who are promoting good practice and research in care homes across Wales.
The event was opened by Sarah Rochira, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales.
Other speakers included:
Professor Cathy Treadaway, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Dr Jac Fennell, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Nick Andrews, Wales School for Social Care Research
Suzy Webster, My Home Life Cymru
The event was held at The Senedd – National Assembly for Wales and was kindly sponsored by Lynne Neagle AM.