Friday, 7 October 2016
4th IN-LIFE Pilot Site meeting takes place in Greece
In September, members from the only UK pilot site, Sheffield, joined partners from across Europe for the 4th IN-LIFE meeting in Chalkidiki, Greece.
An intense three days of meetings saw Professor Arlene Astell and Dr Sarah Smith join more than 20 project partners from Spain, Greece, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Sweden to update the Consortium on the progress of their specific work packages.
The six pilot sites are currently in the process of recruiting participants and delivering the various interventions that each site has chosen to develop and pilot. Nearly 2,500 participants will be involved across the six sites including people living with dementia, informal carers, health professionals and additional stakeholders.
In Sheffield, we are piloting the Computer Interactive Conversation and Reminiscence tool (CIRCA) with over 400 participants. Along with our UK project partner, Sheffcare, we have successfully completed phase one with over 60 residents of Sheffcare homes.
NHS ethical approval has also just been received and the site will begin recruiting from Sheffield Health and Social Care and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals shortly.
We’d say the team earned a glimpse of sunshine after making such great progress.
To find out more about the IN-LIFE project, visit the website or contact Laura Murray.