This week saw ABI Café meet for their first time since hosting their massively successful Acquired Brain Injury Seminar 2014. ABI Café members received feedback from the diverse range of professionals and members of the public who attended the event and provided an overwhelmingly positive response.
The group were also visited by Matthew Jamieson, a PHD student researching assistive technology for people with memory impairments. Coping with memory issues following a brain injury has been a recurring theme at ABI Café and members were very enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute to Matthew’s research. As a result ABI Café members will take part in a focus group which will use their experience to develop technology which will assist people with memory impairments to live more independently.
The ABI Café planning group have also recently met to organise activities and speakers for the following 6 months. Highlights will include sessions on OPAL and dementia awareness as well as visits from Police Scotland and live music with Robin Lucas. If you have any queries about ABI Café or have an acquired brain injury and would like to join the group please contact Ewan Roy on 0141 775 0433.