Dr Clarissa Giebel, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool and NIHR ARC (National Institute for Health and Care Research Applied Research Collaborations) North West Coast, and her colleagues, have designed a new game, the "Dementia Inequalities Game". It was announced in July 2023 and was made available for attendees to test out, at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), which took place from 16 to 20 July in Amsterdam. The game was co-designed together with people with dementia, carers, care providers and representatives of the voluntary sector, also known as the third sector.
It aims to improve awareness and understanding of dementia and associated inequalities, whilst discussing the topic with fellow game players. It is designed for people with dementia, carers, health and social care professionals, as well as the general public and can be used as a training tool for social care professionals, medical students, or allied health professionals. Shortly, the final game will be available on the Lewy Body Society webpage, co-funded by LBS and SURF Liverpool: https://www.lewybody.org/shop/