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INDEPENDENT LIVING SUPPORT FUNCTIONS FOR THE ELDERLY (INLIFE) RESEARCH

We are proud to announce that we are taking part in some exciting research with other EU Countries.  The research Independent Living Support Functions for the Elderly (INLIFE) aims to prolong and support citizens in an ageing European population who are at greater risk of cognitive impairment, frailty and social exclusion with considerable negative consequences for their independence, quality of life,  those who care for them, and for the sustainability of health and care systems. The challenge is to deploy innovative and user led ICT pilot projects in support of independent living with cognitive impairments and translate promising results into scalable practice across Europe.    

Sheffcare has been awarded a grant of €180,000 which will released over a three-year period as the research project continues. It is envisaged that at the end of the research period that Sheffcare and Sheffield University will be the `go to` place in the UK.

This is a truly groundbreaking and exciting piece of work for Sheffcare to be a part of and we are delighted that our levels of excellence in caring for older people is being recognised in this way.

Our Research Assistant - Bella Forsdike has been looking at the use of 21st century technology as an aid to people living with dementia.  As part of the project Bella is  looking specifically at the way in which music, pictures and video footage loaded onto a tablet device can be used to provide a simple interactive stimulus for residents living with dementia.  We are also exploring the use of simple games and through a series of workshops with residents we will be able to see how best to take the project forward so that everybody can benefit from it.”

Please keep checking our website for further exciting updates!!

 

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