COGWORKS: The Cognitive Health and Wellbeing Hub

Summary

The Network aims to develop a research strategy aimed at identifying environmental, social and new technological interventions that promote healthy cognitive ageing and independence in later life.

Researchers from a wide range of disciplines such as architecture, medicine, sociology and the law are investigating which aspects of the built environment make most difference to people with dementia and their carers, the application of assistive technologies for brain training, and obstacles to the use of assistive technologies.

This project has been investigating how digital jewellery can help people with dementia maintain ‘”personhood” (a sense of identify for themselves and about the people who care for them). The aim is to provide ways to allow someone with cognitive decline to continue to express their personality, retain memories and maintain connections with others.

The Network brings together five leading universities from Northern Ireland, Scotland and England. There are also strategic partnerships with universities and research centres worldwide.

Read more: COGWORKS: The Cognitive Health and Wellbeing Hub.

The many participants include:

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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