The Dementia Citizens Project (Knowledge Hub / Nesta)

Summary

The National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (Nesta) has launched the Dementia Citizens website. This project aims to bring together researchers and people with dementia (and their carers and families) with a view to discovering novel ways to improve care using digital technology. Nesta has worked in partnership with the Department of Health, Alzheimer’s Research UK, and Alzheimer’s Society to develop safe and ethical “engaging and evidence based apps” which:

  1. Support and improve the quality of life of persons with dementia and those around them.
  2. Generate data suitable for researchers to use, i.e. to improve the understanding of care for dementia.

The first two dementia-related apps include:

  1. Playlist for Life (Nesta supported by Glasgow Caledonian University) which helps people with dementia and their carers find personally meaningful music.
  2. Book of You (Nesta supported by Bangor University), which helps people with dementia and their families assemble tailored meaningful images, text and sound collections about places and events.

This project was brought to attention by:

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Reference

Lynch, P. (2016). Dementia Citizens goes live – launched by Nesta. [Online]: Knowledge Hub, August 31st 2016.

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