The Care to Share project aims to equip participants with practical strategies and networks important in dealing with neurodegenerative diseases (NDs).
The Care to Share project will utilise games to: - provide an insight into the role of strategic institutions such as hospitals, research centres and charities in mitigating rising ND incidence - help the public explore the importance of non-medical interventions including lifestyle and your social circle that support ND management.
The project has been conceived by Michaela Omekova, a PhD student from the van Aalten lab who will also manage the project delivery.
Each game session will be complemented by discussions between public and professionals to share expertise, knowledge and ideas. During discussions, science-backed strategies will mix with personal and professional experience. This will create a unique environment for in-depth, people-oriented interdisciplinary exchange of practical information, allowing sharing of ideas and expertise, and creating helpful networks. Furthermore, the participating public and professionals will collaborate on “Care package” creation, producing packages of items that may prove life-changing for ND patients and their carers, motivating participants to apply the acquired information and disseminate it.
Due to current circumstances, the project will be delivered online and supported by a website.