In the closing days of July, Swedish Care International participated in the Alzheimer’s Disease International’s 33rd Conference (ADI2018) in Chicago, USA. The conference lasted four days from 26th-29th July and covered a wide range of topics relating to dementia.
Nordic Innovation and Solutions in Dementia
At the conference, we also hosted our own seminar titled Nordic Innovation and Solutions in Dementia. Facilitated by Ludvig Mörnesten, Deputy Managing Director of SCI, the seminar focused on the importance of innovation in dementia care and how we can make ideas into reality. Throughout the seminar, many examples of innovation and projects were shared and discussed.
In a particular example, Britt Monti, Creative Lead from IKEA of Sweden, shared how IKEA is adapting the design of its products to the specific needs of the ageing population happening throughout the world. Famed for its simplicity, IKEA plans to go one step further this time round. In its new OMTÄNKSAM — which translates to ‘caring’ — range, IKEA features furniture that does not use screws and bolts, rounded-edge tables, grip-friendly cutlery, anti-slip surfaces and supportive chairs.