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I have been trying to move into a new ‘discipline’ and started drawing upon theories from Social Gerontology. When you research dementia and technology, it is quite hard… Read more “Moving into a new field: Social Gerontology”
Remember the previous (re)-blog about ethical challenges in research? How difficult it is to involve members of the public into research? Especially, people with dementia and family caregivers?… Read more “INDUCT newsletter: Research can be empowering”
These paitings are something that keeps me intrigued. Something so dishearting; yet, so beautiful. Pragmatic while abstract. Appealing, however, shocking. That is how I would describe the… Read more “Art & Dementia”
I’m a Dutch PhD student currently based in the UK. Back in 2014, I’ve started researching Dementia and Technology in Canada. With a background in Marketing, Economics and Consumer Behaviour you may wonder how does one end up here? and why Canada?
The answer lies in my biggest inspiration : my Grandfather who moved to Canada and finally ended up in the Netherlands again….
I mean….that’s a nice piece of land though!!!!!
Other reasons and connections will be made throughout the blog. Like how my part time jobs, taking care of older adults and all other sort of reasons have led to this point…
Because this field isn’t just any field, it is about life, aging, and relationships with other people and objects.