Centring the perspectives of people living with dementia in the design of technology for use in daily life.

Digital technology is increasingly being suggested as a means to supporting people’s communication and maintaining involvement in their community.  People living with dementia and their caregivers often develop their own strategies and solutions that sometimes involve digital technologies.  Recognising and sharing this creativity is something that will contribute to the design of services and digital technology ensuring that these services and technologies will be of greater relevance, utility and acceptance to people living with dementia and their caregivers.

This study has a research team including lived experience experts, an occupational therapist, interaction designer, speech pathologist and computer scientists.  It is being supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language.

We are inviting people living with dementia, their care partners and other stakeholders (service providers, technology developers, policymakers, health professionals) to get involved and share their perspectives.

This study has received approval from a Human Research Ethics Committee. All research activities are contactless and flexible.

Get in touch

Please make contact with Dr Peter Worthy e: p.worthy@uq.edu.au with any questions or to volunteer to participate