People who are suffering from dementia want to live at their own home as long as possible, and the government also wants a society where people can get old in their familiar environment. More and more (technological) support is available to make this happen.
Determining a tailor-made support package means making a combination of products and services, suited for the phase of dementia and the specific situation. For people with dementia, their carers and care specialists, is it still hard to choose which means of support will have the best results in which situation.
This problem is tackled in FIT by charting the needs and the supply situation, and by offering a decision tool to create a fitting, personal package of solutions.
People suffering from dementia and their carers play a central role in the research within ‘living labs’ in Amsterdam and Hilversum. They will be interviewed and will participate in co-design sessions and will test the solutions. The knowledge of (suitable) solutions will be shared widely among the stakeholders.
What is the role of the Creative Care Lab?
The Creative Care Lab will target on the needs of the users within FIT, will lead co-creation sessions and critical design sessions to find fitting solutions. Within challenges and meetings, this knowledge will be shared with companies so that they are able to adapt their products and services to the needs of users.
Partners in this project are: Hogeschool van Amsterdam; VuMC, afdeling Psychiatrie; VU, Sociologie; Amsterdam Health & Technology Institute; TNO; Hilverzorg; Vivium Zorggroep; AMSTA; Alzheimer NL, afdeling Gooi en Omstreken; Stichting Mantelzorg en Dementie. Financed by the Create Health programme, an initiative of ZonMW, Health~Hollland and CLICKNL.