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Assistive technology and dementia care seminar
Wed 31 May 2017, 09:00 – 16:45 BST
Technology has been identified as a key driver for the development of dementia care services in the future. The potential advantages of technology use in dementia care include improving efficiencies in care provision, delaying entry into residential care or uptake of health and social care services, the growth in a market for assistive living devices, and enabling or re-enabling people with dementia to live independent lives. Yet presently many of these advantages lead to differing, and potentially competing priorities across different stakeholder groups.
This seminar, involving stakeholders from across the Scottish Dementia Care economy, will provide a forum to explore perspectives and priorities regarding technology and its role in dementia care across different stakeholders in the dementia care economy. Speakers from industry, health and social care, the third sector and people with dementia themselves will speak regarding what they see as their priorities for technology. In the afternoon, parallel workshop sessions will explore priorities for technology among people with dementia and their carers, health and social provision and commercial priorities. An exhibition of technologies and services providing technology will also take place.