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dc.contributor.authorTreadaway, Cathy
dc.contributor.authorKenning, Gail
dc.contributor.authorColeman, Steve
dc.identifier.citationTreadaway, C., Kenning, G., Coleman, S. (2014). In: Juan Salamanca, Pieter Desmet, Andrés Burbano, et al. (eds) Colors of Care: 9th International Conference on Design and Emotion Bogota, Columbia: Design and Emotion Society; Universidad de Los Andesen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents recent research investigating the development of playful artefacts to support the wellbeing of people with dementia. It describes the initial scoping phase of the research and draws from two funded projects: one in South Wales, UK, and the other in Sydney, Australia. The context for the study is explained and the global scale of the research problem defined. The benefits of playful activities across the life-course are identified and the importance of hand use, crafting and creativity in later life are discussed. Research findings indicate that playful activities, particularly those that involve hand use, promote positive emotion and contribute to subjective wellbeing. These studies are being used to scope the design and development of ludic artefacts (age appropriate toys) for use in residential eldercare settings for people with dementia.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank the following for their contribution to this research: Centre for Applied Research in Inclusive Art and Design (CARIAD), Welsh Assembly Government, Gwalia Cyf, AgeCymru, OPAN and the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.en_US
dc.publisherDesign and Emotion Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesColors of Care: 9th International Conference on Design and Emotion;
dc.titleDesigning for Positive emotion: ludic artefacts to support wellbeing for people with dementiaen_US
dc.typeConference proceedingsen_US

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    CARIAD researchers put people at the heart of design. The mulit-disciplinary team works in a fast-emerging field in which the arts contribute to health, wellbeing, social inclusion and healthcare practice across a range of settings and end-user populations.

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