Over the last two weeks I was in Barcelona, experiencing all the joys and all the challenges of this city while working with a dedicated team on idea generation for our MinD EU project. The team with members from University of Wolverhampton, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust, DUIT and the University of Twente visited our Barcelona partners Eurecat, Picharchitects and Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (BarcelonaTech).
Picking up on where the last exchange in Germany left the idea generation phase, we further developed ideas for four of the important transition areas in early stages of dementia. We now have a list of 12 ideas that will be evaluated by health and dementia experts as well as by end users before the management team of MinD will make a decisions on which ideas we want to bring forward. Read more about what we did during this exchange in the blogpost on the project website.
For me personally, it was great to see how research topics can come together; exploring how savouring could support people in early stages of dementia is one of the idea areas where we could definitely expand on.