AT Dementia provides information on Assistive Technology that can help people with dementia live more independently.
In 2005 Trent Dementia Services Development Centre was funded by the Department of Health to develop an online information resource on assistive technologies for use by people with dementia, carers and professionals.
In the past, many people with dementia were unable to use assistive technology devices because they were not designed for use by people with memory difficulties. Now there are many new technologies which have the potential to enhance the independence of people with dementia and the control they have over their lives. These devices may also help to support carers and reduce the costs associated with hospital and residential/nursing home care.
However, people with dementia, carers and professionals often had difficulties finding up-to-date and user-friendly information on what is available and how it can be obtained and used.
AT Dementia was developed to:
- raise the profile of assistive technology specifically appropriate to the needs of people with dementia
- provide information about the benefits and limitations of assistive technology
- provide up-to-date product information
- provide useful resources
- draw information together on a single accessible website.