Using technology to create ‘a better visit’ for people living with dementia

Dementia User-centred design health communication

While much media reporting portrays technology as a cause of social withdrawal, a research project by Dementia Australia, Lifeview Residential Care and Swinburne University’s Future Self and Design Living Lab is enhancing communication between people with dementia and their visitors using an iPad. The project, ‘A better visit’, takes a user centred approach to co-create easy to use interactive apps to encourage conversation and meaningful social interaction between older adults living with moderate to advanced dementia in a residential care setting and their visitors.

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