2016 Conference Presentation
Technologies are not currently widely used in dementia care and support. In this presentation we will consider why that is. A number of barriers will be discussed, including: under-developed technologies; a weak evidence base on those technologies that are now available; the cost of technologies (to different stakeholders); design issues; trust and preferences; limited awareness; the need for individualisation; commissioning limitations; social attitudes to ageing and dementia, linked to technology; and staff skills, awareness and attitudes.
The presentation will finish with suggestions as to how to overcome some of these barriers through policy initiatives and practice adjustments.