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AE and the EWGPWD participate in the 1st INDUCT school

Thursday 12 January 2017

INDUCT is a European project (Marie Skłodowska Curie Action) aimed at developing a multi-disciplinary, inter-sectorial educational research framework for Europe to improve technology and care for people with dementia. The project provides a training programme for 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to acquire a deep understanding of the nature of dementia and needs in relation to the use of technology and to equip them with the right skills needed for work in academia, industry or the health and social sector.

The 1st INDUCT School took place during the week of 9-13 January in Maastricht, The Netherlands.  Chris Roberts and Alv Orheim, Vice-Chairs of the European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD), together with Alzheimer Europe (AE) Officer Ana Diaz, participated in the school on 12 January.

Chris and Ana gave a speech on the topic of “Involving people with dementia as advisors in Alzheimer Europe’s research and activities”. In their speech, Ana and Chris emphasised the challenges but also important benefits of involving people with dementia in research. Chris also referred to his personal experience of living with dementia and to how research can give hope to people with dementia.

Chris and Alv participated in the meetings of Work Packages 4 and 5, where they provided feedback to the ESRs on their planned studies.