Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Adopt a Care Home Evaluation is showcased as part of the Festival of Science and Engineering



At Home with Dementia: Upcoming Exhibition and Talk

An artistic installation based on the Adopt a Care Home evaluation has been created. The evaluation was carried out by, researcher, Laura Di Bona, and the 'At Home with Dementia' installation has been created by, artist, Charlie Hill.

The Adopt a Care Home scheme links care homes with local schools. Its evaluation suggests the scheme has the potential to increase children’s awareness and knowledge of dementia. Taking part can also be an enjoyable experience for people with dementia who are in care homes.

Come and see the 'At Home with Dementia' (Adopt a Care Home) installation as it tours Sheffield with Ignite Imagination’s Reconnect: Science and Art Exhibition event, it is open to the public from March 16th – March 26th 2015.

Members of staff from the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology group of ScHARR will be running the event, accompanied by MSc Clinical Research Students on placement with the group. They will be on hand to talk about the varied research that goes on within the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology group.

Laura Di Bona is also talking about the Adopt a Care Home scheme on Monday 16th March 1.00pm at The Hub, Hartley Brook Road, Shiregreen, S5 0JF.

To book tickets, go to : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reconnect-talk-adopt-a-care-home-tickets-15927975002

For further information about the exhibition and talk please go to:


This event is part of the Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering to celebrate British Science Week.

Full details of all the events and activities taking place in March 2015 are at:
http://www.scienceweeksy.org.uk/

For further information about:

The Adopt a Care Home Scheme:  Andrew Wallace : 
Tel: 0114 2057120
Andrew.Wallace@ Sheffield.gov.uk
The Adopt a Care Home Evaluation: Laura Di Bona:
Tel: 0114 2222 978
 

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