The Research Centre on Living with Dementia consists of researchers and experts from 8 research institutes at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense University Hospital and the Professional Colleges (UCL). The strong interdisciplinary consortium seeks to increase knowledge and evidence in the field of dementia by focusing on living with dementia in everyday life from the perspective of dementia affected. There are many aspects in the everyday life, therefore, there are also several perspectives in LIDEM’s research. The research in LIDEM is based on 4 core perspectives, which you can read more about below.
The four perspectives in LIDEM
Everyday life with dementia
There are differences in living conditions and housing between rural and urban areas for people with dementia.
ReCreational social activities
This perspective will investigate how it is possible to create recreational activities that contribute positively to social life
The challenges for persons and relatives living with dementia
The mechanisms that family members and relatives experience when making sense in the changes that the diagnoses causes
The role technology in dementia
The benefits information technology (IT) can bring to people with dementia