The Research Centre on Living with Dementia is based on close multi-disciplinary collaboration between researchers and experts from 8 research institutes at the University of Southern Denmark, Slagelse Hospital and the Professional Colleges (UCL). The strong multi-disciplinary 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. In close collaboration with municipalities in Denmark and international experts, the research in LIDEM is focusing on 4 core perspectives. Across the perspectives the research is based on Citizen Science and include inequality in health. You can read more about each core perspective below.
The four perspectives and transverse elements 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
Citizen Science as a methodological transverse dimension in LIDEM
Citizen Science provides an overall and innovative framework for LIDEM’s work
Health inequality as a transverse dimension in LIDEM
Read more about the need for more knowledge on how health inequality influences the area of dementia to