Project: Dementia or mild cognitive impairment: @ work in progress

Acronym MCI@work
Project Topic The goal of the consortium is to develop new knowledge and tools to facilitate continued work and/or transition from work, for persons with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early stage dementia. We will focus on: i/ The role of technology, the match between persons and technologies, testing new/adapted solutions to support continued work and/or transition from work, and the learning approaches and problem-solving strategies each person develops for adapting and managing working with cognitive impairment; ii/ How laws, regulations and policies in different countries and organizations can support and/or hinder continued work and/or transition from work, how these are practiced by a variety of actors, and how they can be understood better by people with dementia/MCI and their employers; iii/The creation of a new digital tool to support understanding, communication, and planning between people with MCI and their employers. Researchers from Sweden, Finland and Canada will collaborate with people with MCI/dementia in the workplace, their families, employers and HR staff. An interdisciplinary, in-depth inquiry into cases in all countries, in combination with analyses of legal regulations and their translation into practice, will add profound new conceptual understanding to produce new tools and technologies that enable people with MCI/dementia to take a lead role in managing and choosing their work life.
Network JPI MYBL
Call 3rd Call: “Ageing and Place in a digitising world”

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Karolinska Institutet Coordinator Sweden
2 University of Eastern Finland Partner Finland
3 University of Toronto Partner Canada