The selected initiatives are:
‘The Better Visit’ app.
The app features a range of two-player games designed to enhance communication and facilitate positive social interactions between people with dementia and their visitors.
‘Customised Technology Solutions’.
The project works by asking participants what difficulties they were experiencing with their dementia, such as loneliness, boredom and problems remembering to perform everyday tasks. The technology was then customised and used to address these concerns, including introducing iPads, Smart lights, Google Home and GPS solutions.
Ask the expert:
Maree McCabe, CEO Dementia Australia.
“AAIC is the largest and most influential international meeting dedicated to dementia science.”
“I am thrilled Dementia Australia’s efforts to improve the lives of people living with dementia will be on display at such a prestigious international conference.”
“I hope the AAIC will be an opportunity for other international leaders in dementia research and services to not only learn from some of our ideas but that the conference will also provide Dementia Australia with the chance to learn from others.”