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Life Changes Trust presents "All things Tech"

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University of Strathclyde,The Technology and Innovation Centre

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Life Changes Trust, William Grant Foundation, Alzheimer Scotland & Hammond Care are hosting a Technology & Dementia Event.

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We are delighted to announce that Joyce Gray, Depute Director of Development from Alzheimer Scotland will chair the event.

The day will open with Anna Buchanan, CEO of the Life Changes Trust, launching a research report commissioned by William Grant Foundation called "Dementia and Technology - a literature review and study". This report looks at the effectiveness of assistive technology devices for people with dementia and unpaid carers living in communities. The report can be found here: https://bit.ly/2uNK2lv

As partners we have designed the event programme so that people with dementia, unpaid carers, professionals working in dementia and industry experts can come together in order to share learning and provide a platform for future investment.

Our morning programme will feature Donald Macaskill, CEO of Scottish Care, who will talk about the Human Rights Charter for Technology and Digital in Social Care as well as Gillian Fyfe, Head of Digital from Alzheimer Scotland who will present on the work so far from the ADAM Tool.

Event participants will then have the opportunity to choose 2 workshops to attend each lasting 45 mins before heading into lunch. For example, one of the workshops will provide an opportunity for people with dementia and unpaid carers to try out technology devices and ask questions or recommend technology that they use themselves.

The extended Lunch period will be an opportunity to network and visit a number of exhibitors.

The afternoon session is dedicated to hearing from people affected by dementia who are using Technology in their day to day lives with examples of what is working well, the challenges and what solutions might look like.

The event will close with the launch of an "innovation prize" sponsored by William Grant Foundation. Details have still to be confirmed but co-production will be central to this, highlighting the importance of working alongside people with dementia and unpaid carers as partners in the development and design of ideas for future technology innovation.

Read our blog, 'Demystifying Technology' to find out more about what technology can look like for families affected by dementia.

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University of Strathclyde,The Technology and Innovation Centre

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