Technology and Dementia: a creative approach

Date of webinar: 
25 May 2021 - 13:00

How can technology help people living with dementia?

This FREE webinar will take place on 25 May 2021

To mark Dementia Action Week, this is the second of our FREE webinars focusing on how technology can adapt to help people living with dementia.

We'll showcase innovative solutions to Dementia Care that are using the power of technology to improve wellbeing. Hear from Tover, Digital Voice and Luminate.

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A picture of elderly people interacting with Tovertafel. Images of butterflies are projected onto a table.Netherlands-based Tover aims to create a more caring and inclusive world for people with cognitive challenges.

The Tovertafel, or magic table, creates an interactive, playful experience and has a proven track record in both caring for people with Dementia and those with Learning Disabilities. 

The professional solution for care settings helps to:

  • Promote physical activity
  • Improve the relationship between care professionals and residents
  • Increase happiness for care professionals, family members and friends

We're delighted to welcome Tover's founder and CEO, Hester Leriche, to our webinar.

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Image shows an elderly lady in a chair and another younger woman sitting beside her. They are working together on a tablet to create a lifebook.Digital Voice, for communities

Digital Voice provides support for care home residents, including people with dementia. Experts will guide residents and a loved one or carer to create a LifeBook and capture an individual's story. 

As well as creating a unique keepsake, the LifeBooks' experience helps create new memories and spark recollections of old ones.

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Luminate is Scotland's creative ageing organisation. The organisation's vision is that:

"All older people can take part in high-quality arts and creative activities, whatever their background and circumstances and wherever they live."

During Covid-19, Luminate has actively embraced technology to stay connected with older people. We'll hear how Luminate is offering inclusive singing groups for dementia remotely, and more. 

What the FREE technology help for people with learning disabilities webinar will cover:

  • How AbilityNet can support people to access and adapt technology.
  • How Tovertafel can help people with dementia.
  • How Tover co-created its Tovertafel working with people living with dementia.
  • How technology is helping people with dementia tell their life stories. 
  • How Luminate is engaging people with dementia remotely using technology.

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Webinar FAQs

What if I can't attend the webinar on the day?

Don't worry. Everyone who signs up will receive a link to the slides and the webinar recording after the webinar occurs. You can watch it later.

How much does the webinar cost?

As above, the webinar is part of AbilityNet Live! and is FREE of charge.  

Is the webinar accessible?

The webinar includes captions for those who are hearing-impaired or Deaf, and we will make a transcript available afterwards. We'll also provide a copy of the slide deck, which is accessible. 


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