Description

A new online game is challenging stereotypes and stigma surrounding dementia. Dr Gary Mitchell, nursing lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and member of the RCN Older People’s Forum, worked with researchers including Dr Gillian Carter and Professor Christine Brown Wilson, QUB nursing students, people with dementia, charity Dementia NI and Focus Games Ltd to create the Dementia Awareness Game.

“People with dementia often feel disempowered and can find it difficult to maintain independence following diagnosis,” Gary says. “The game tries to get people thinking about dementia differently.”

Period03 Mar 2020

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Media contributions

  • TitleIn The Spotlight: Game Tackles Dementia Myths
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletRoyal College of Nursing
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/SizePage 15
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date03/03/2020
    Description“People with dementia often feel disempowered and can find it difficult to maintain independence following diagnosis,” Gary says. “The game tries to get people thinking about dementia differently.”
    Producer/AuthorRoyal College of Nursing Bulletin (March 2020)
    URLhttps://www.rcn.org.uk/magazines?Magazine=Bulletin
    PersonsGary Mitchell, Gillian Carter, Christine Brown Wilson

Keywords

  • Dementia
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Serious Game
  • Gaming
  • Game
  • Public Perception