Getting out and about and continuing to be involved in community life is an important part of living well with dementia. Transport plays a vital role in this but the sensory and cognitive challenges of dementia can make travelling a daunting experience.
If Scotland is to support people living with dementia to maintain their independence, continue community activities and retain social connections, then transport and related mobility providers need to be placed at the heart of service design, responding and developing in ways that are informed by real-life experience.
Upstream can help transport providers to understand how they can do this by designing processes that put people with dementia at the heart of future mobility design.
Join us at our first conference to learn more about Upstream, hear from our partner organisations from around Scotland, help to develop ideas for inclusive mobility design and learn about other initiatives working to make travel and transport better for people living with hidden disabilities.