Technology and Dementia: a creative approach

How can technology help people living with dementia?

This FREE webinar took place on 25 May 2021

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

We heard about innovative solutions to Dementia Care harnessing the power of technology to improve wellbeing including Tover, Digital Voice and Luminate.

The FREE technology help for people living with dementia covered:

  • How AbilityNet can support people to access 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 supporting groups to engage people with dementia remotely using technology.


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.

Digital Voice, for communities

A young person and an older person both wearing headphone connected to a laptop. They are laughing.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.


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 supports online creative work with people living with dementia through programmes for community groups and care homes. 

Technology and dementia - AbilityNet webinar slides via SlideShare

Date of webinar: 
25 May 2021 - 13:00