Ruby Allen – Masters Student at Loughborough recently contacted me via my blog to ask if I’d help her with a project she was undertaking regarding educating designers to understand the issues people with dementia and their carers had in everyday life. I happily spoke to her this morning but was so shocked to find out how hard she was finding it to recruit willing volunteers!!
We must encourage any students wanting to help people with dementia, so if you can spare a few minutes to contact Ruby, that would be brill – her message and email address are below:
I am a Masters student at Loughborough University, looking for people living with dementia to be involved in my project.
I am trying to understand the range of symptoms that people living with different types of dementia experience, to enable me to find a way to educate designers to understand these – and create better design that provides for this user group!
If you could help me, by agreeing to be interviewed about your experiences (for around 45 minutes), via Skype, or in person – if you are nearby – then please do not hesitate to get in contact. I can give you more information about the project before you agree to participate – and answer any questions you may have first! My email address is:
I look forward to hearing from anyone who may be willing to help a keen student out!
Please note that I will need to hear from people who may be able to participate no later than the 28th of June 2015.