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INDUCT is developing a Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)

Thursday 01 September 2016

On 1 September, 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) started their work across Europe as part of the Interdisciplinary Network for Dementia Using Current Technology (INDUCT – www.dementiainduct.eu). INDUCT is aimed at developing a multi-disciplinary, inter-sectorial educational research framework for Europe. The biggest aim is to improve technology and care for people with dementia, and to provide the evidence to show how technology can improve the lives of people with dementia.

Each ESR will work on his/her own research while developing effective collaborations with other ESRs. At the University of Nottingham, one of the ESRs will develop an interactive touch screen tablet version of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) which can be used for people with dementia and their carers in the United Kingdom (UK). This will then be adapted for users in Spain and the Netherlands, according to the cultural contexts of these countries. Finally, the potential benefits of the developed and translated touch screen tablet version will be evaluated. CST is a brief, psychological treatment for people with mild to moderate dementia which has been shown to improve cognition and quality of life. The INDUCT project hopes to improve the accessibility and reach of CST on a large scale for current and future generations in Europe and perhaps beyond.

As the project progresses, a call for potential participants from the UK, The Netherlands and Spain will be made. In the meantime, if there are any questions, suggestions or comments about the project, please do not hesitate to contact Harleen Rai, ESR on this project, via email: Harleen.Rai@nottingham.ac.uk.

 

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