The Designing for Dementia Knowledge Library is a database of information on the experiences of people with dementia after developing the disease, what they enjoy or want to achieve, the challenges they face in daily living, the mental and physical dysfunctions behind those challenges, and their knowledge on coping with those challenges. The content of the database is based on the stories of people with dementia.
Let us introduce you to people with dementia who have participated in Designing for Dementia Hub interviews. Here, you can learn their individual profiles, about their lives, the things they enjoy, what they want to do, the difficulties they face in their lives, and their knowledge for overcoming those difficulties. On the “List/Detailed search” screen, you can narrow your search by disease or age.
Searches can be performed for each of the 11 areas of challenges faced in daily living to learn about difficulties people with dementia face and the knowledge they have shared. These areas are getting dressed, eating, home living, budgeting, shopping, care, movement, socializing, leisure, study, and work. On the “List/Detailed search” screen, searches can be narrowed by selecting one of the 180 challenges of daily living which fall under the 11 areas of challenges faced in daily living. Each of the 180 challenges of daily living represents a certain situation in the lives of people with dementia.
Searches can be performed for each of the 64 mental or physical dysfunctions to learn about difficulties in the lives of people with dementia or their knowledge. The 64 mental and physical dysfunctions have been sorted according to the perspectives of people with dementia on issues with cognitive function and resulting difficulties with their mental and physical functions.