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Kindeo – a home for your stories

I was fortunate a couple of weeks ago to meet up with Seb Royce of Kindeo who demonstrated this new story telling app. Your family’s memory box With the Kindeo iPad app, you create short videos about your life with questions and helpful prompts to guide you. We store all your videos safely for you, to

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Hannah Park – winner DFF 2017

Hannah Park who is studying for a BA in Graphic Design at the University of Brighton won Designing for the Future 2017 with her app, Help in Hand. Help in Hand aims to enable people living with dementia to stay independent for longer by following a daily routine prompted by use of the app. A

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Active Minds runs workshop for DFF

We were delighted to welcome back Active Minds' Head of Design, Alice Osborne, who this week ran a workshop for our Designing for the Future students at the University of Brighton. Since 2010 Active Minds have been researching, designing and developing activities to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. Our mission

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Designing For the Future tackles ethics

In a new development for the Designing for the Future project, this year's  University of Brighton students were very lucky to  have the opportunity to meet Bobbie Farsides, Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Ethics at Brighton & Sussex Medical School. Given that design has the potential to dramatically change lives, it seems appropriate to pause

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The Dementia Experts

We have been very lucky to have input from two Dementia experts. Fran Hamilton is an occupational therapist at the Brighton & Sussex University NHS Trust. She has shared with our Designing for the Future students her professional expertise about dementia and the day to day challenges it presents. Sharon Marks, on the other hand

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DFF 2017 gets underway

We were excited yesterday to launch Designing for the Future 2017 at the University of Brighton's newly refurbished Edward Street building. Now in its eighth year, hundreds of UK design students have taken part in this project devised by Philippa Aldrich of The Future Perfect Company to encourage designers to consider the challenges of ageing

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