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Improving quality of life for people with dementia and their carers through impact investment

20th April 2015, NESTA

NESTA a UK-based charity recently released a paper which explores the role for impact investment in developing and scaling products to improve the quality of life of people with dementia. It does this by examining areas where there is a need for innovation, promising evidence of impact and market opportunity. The first section of the report discusses the nature of dementia and its social and economic impact. The second section looks at the current policy and market landscape and discusses the market opportunity.

Research for Dementia and Home Design in Ireland from a Universal Design Approach

5th February 2015, National Disability Authority’s Centre for Excellence in Universal Design

New research published by the National Disability Authority’s Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) recommends that by following the principles of universal design - combined with a collaborative approach to design - it is possible for people living with dementia, their families and carers, to live longer and happier lives in their own homes. Full report available at:- http://universaldesign.ie/Built-Environment/Housing/ 

EASYCare project: A new world for older people

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British Geriatrics Society