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Dementia @Stirling

7th February 2018 @ 9:00 am - 8th February 2018 @ 4:30 pm


Dementia @Stirling #DARG18
Dementia Care, Design and Technology

7th-8th February 2018*
Showcasing ongoing work by the Dementia and Ageing Research Group and the Dementia Services Development Centre.
At the University of Stirling our dementia and ageing research and development activity focuses around the common goal of improving lives. Our research programmes deliver the here and now findings that have the potential to make real life differences. Coupled with ongoing development activities we have the ability to deliver palpable impact to the older population and those living with dementia
This two day event will highlight some of the ongoing research in addition to hearing about related developments from our keynote speakers and experts in the field.
Day 1: Focuses on Technology, Acute Care, Care Homes, Population Research and Co-production
Day 2: Focuses on Design, Neighbourhoods, Housing and Quality of Life
*Please note: you can register for one or both days.

Please visit the Eventbrite page to register.

Event Programme
Wednesday 7th February
09.00 am Registration
0930 am Welcome
09.35 am Keynote Presentation: IRIDIS by Ms Lesley Palmer, Chief Architect at DSDC (University of Stirling)
9.55 am Technology
-Bricolage: Personalised Technology, Dr Grant Gibson
-RemoAge, Professor Alison Bowes, Dr Louise McCabe and Dr Alison Dawson
-Adaptive Environments, Ms Wendy Perry, (DSDC)
-Computer Vision, Mr Kevin Swingler
-Optimisation of home care delivery, Mr David Cairns
-Sporting memories, Mr Richard Haynes
-Robotic Companions, Mr Amir Hussain
11.15 am Coffee+ exhibition
11.45 am The Acute Hospital
-Review of prevalence and outcomes, Ms Angela Pusram and Ms Siobhan McDermott
-Outcomes that matter, Ms Henriette Laidlaw
-Mortality and anti-dementia medication, Mr Simona Hapca
-Costs of care, Dr Alasdair Rutherford, Ms Feifei Bu
-Best Practice Certificate, Ms Shirley Law (DSDC)
12.45 pm Lunch + exhibition
2.00pm Surveys and Population data
-HAGIS: Scottish Longitudinal survey of ageing, Professor David Bell
-Exploring multimorbidity measures and informal care, Paul Henery
-Care pathways/Informal care, Dr Alasdair Rutherford and Ms Feifei Bu
2.40pm Dementia care: care homes
-CHARMS: Physical activity in care homes, Dr Louise McCabe
-Social Networks in care homes Ms Nadine Thomas
-The Scottish Care Home Census, Dr Jenni Burton
-Experiencing the time and space of a residential home, Dr Melanie Lovatt
-Medicines management in care homes, Professor Alison Bowes
-Sleep management: wide awake clubs, Dr Louise McCabe
3.50pm Tea + exhibition
4.15pm Keynote Presentation – Dr Anne Killet (University of East Anglia)
4.45pm Discussion
5pm Close

Thursday 8th February
09.00 am Registration
0930 am Welcome
09.35 am Keynote Presentation – Professor Karim Hadjri (School of Architecture, University of Sheffield)
10.20 am Design, Neighbourhoods and communities
– Analysis of Residential Aged Care Units: Spatial Arrangements, Mr Martin Quirke
-Neighbourhoods project, Dr Richard Ward and Dr Kainde Manji
-Thresholds, Ms Kate Pemble
-Paths for All, Dr Grant Gibson
-Carers Time Use project, Professor Alison Bowes
-Kings Park Project, Dr Corinne Greasley Adams
11.30 am Coffee+ exhibition
12.00 am Housing and accommodation
-Housing Project, Dr Vikki McCall
-Vision for Campus, Professor Judith Philips
12.45 pm Lunch + exhibition
13.45 pm Quality of Life
-A Good Life Project, Dr Corinne Greasley-Adams
-Creativity, Dr Jane Robertson
-Support for Carers and Volunteers, Ms Lynda Hutton (DSDC)
-Admiral Nurses, Ms Karen Harrison Dening
-ASUME: volunteering project, Dr Vikki McCall
3.00 pm Global challenges and Solutions: The challenge of Care.
4.30pm Close


7th February 2018 @ 9:00 am
8th February 2018 @ 4:30 pm


University of Stirling


Iris Murdoch Building
University of Stirling
Stirling, FK9 4LA
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