Communication Design for dementia – Reflection and support by Rita Maldonado Branco

Can communication design add value to the context of Alzheimer’s disease? This project (read the book on issuu) explores different ways in which communication design can be applied to the context of Alzheimer’s disease. I have two grandparents, one on each side of the family, with mid-stage Alzheimer’s Disease. Therefore, the project is very personal, using this first-hand experience as methodological approach. In an iterative process between practice and research, visual outcomes were produced specifically looking at raising awareness and understanding of the disease and facilitating interaction between people with Alzheimer’s disease and their carers and families. These provided the basis for reflection on considerations to be taken into account in communication design for Alzheimer’s disease.