This practical guide to designing products and services was developed by the Innovation team at Alzheimer’s Society, with input from a panel of co-creation experts, including designers, involvement specialists, researchers, social entrepreneurs, and people affected by dementia.
Involving people affected by dementia in each stage of the design process is vital to achieve maximum impact. Here, we provide practical guidance and case studies, to help you put people first in your product or design process.
When we refer to ‘people affected by dementia’, we mean those living with the condition and those who care for them, for example their partners and children.
When using this guide, it is vital to keep in mind that no two people have the same experience of dementia. Therefore, the approaches we describe are intended to be adapted as appropriate for each project and individual.