In the project ‘The Art and Science of Dementia Care’ care providers, designers, architects and researchers worked together at the future of people suffering from dementia.
Commissioned by the Creative Industries Fund and care organisation Cordaan, the architects Henri Snel and Caro van Dijk organized co-creative labs about spatial design for people with dementia. In monthly meetings of one day, they gave the users a central place.
Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause long term loss of the ability to think and reason clearly that is severe enough to affect a person's daily functioning. For the diagnosis to be present it must be a change from previous baseline mental function. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease (75%).
Role of the Creative Care Lab in this project
The aim of this project was to design an interior that improves the quality of life for people with dementia. The role of Waag Society’s Creative Care Lab was to participate as creative researcher.