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Active Minds – activity products for dementia

Since 2010 Active Minds have been researching, designing and developing activities to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. Our mission is and will continue to be, to create positive, mindfully designed, human-centred activity products and games to help people lead active lives. Head of Design, Alice Osborne, has been working with

Student designs focus on reducing malnutrition in older adults

University of Brighton student Benson Pocock took second place in this year’s Designing for the Future Competition with his 5 Knives Concept which aims to tackle malnutrition in older people. Benson’s design is aimed at the 65+ demographic which is one of the biggest demographic cohorts today. In 2010 there were 524 million people worldwide aged

2017-01-24T10:14:07+00:00DFF, DFF-Brighton|

Students design for dementia, fall prevention and heart strain

This year’s Designing for the Future competition with the University of Brighton attracted a diverse range of entries. Runner up Nicole Andrews designed The Forget-Me-NOT!  which is aimed at, but not limited to, individuals with early stage dementia to help with memory issues. Nicole describes The Forget-Me-NOT! as follows : “Many people as they grow

2017-01-24T09:20:39+00:00DFF, DFF-Brighton|

Inclusive kettle wins DFF Collyer’s 2016

A modern, stylish and inclusive kettle wins this year’s Designing for the Future Competition at The College of Richard Collyer. Designing for the Future, run by The Future Perfect Company, encourages student designers to think about the challenges affecting our ageing population – and to create innovative and attractive designs which allow older people

2017-02-01T10:59:06+00:00DFF-Collyers, TFPC|

Catching up with Designing for the Future at Collyers

Just before Christmas we met again with this year’s Designing for the Future’s A level students at Collyer’s Sixth Form College to review their product ideas. It was really good to see these students focussing on the needs of older people and considering the aesthetics as well as the functionality of their designs. The

2017-01-24T11:41:17+00:00DFF-Collyers|

Dial phone inspired pill box wins DFF Collyers

A dial phone-inspired pill box has won this year’s Designing for the Future Competition at The College of Richard Collyer. Designing for the Future,encourages student designers to think about the challenges affecting our ageing population – and to create innovative and attractive designs which allow older people to continue to live meaningful, enjoyable, active

2017-01-24T12:24:49+00:00DFF, DFF-Collyers|