Dementia Research

Dementia and Smart Technology

Smart technologies and mainstream technologies are offering new ways to enable everyday activity and to keep living well at home for longer.

‘Smart technology: living well with dementia’ is aimed at a simple understanding of smart technologies and how they can support people living with dementia to live well at home. These free resources and information are designed for anyone affected by dementia, including people with dementia, families and service providers. This information can help to build awareness about how everyday technologies can be used, and to encourage people with dementia and their families to explore and benefit from new technologies as they need them.

*This project has been funded by the Australian Government: Dementia Aged Care Services fund.

Living well with smart technology video series

What are Smart Technologies?

This video introduces the idea of smart technology and what it can do for us. Find out more about the kinds of technologies that can support people to live well.

What can smart home technologies do for you?

Smart home technologies can make it easier to control things in our homes and make us feel safe.

Smart device apps

In this video, we talk about smart device apps and how they can help with doing the things you enjoy, keeping up with daily life and staying in touch with others. 

Staying connected with social media

Staying socially connected is one of the keys to living well. In this video, we explain what social media is, the benefits of using social media and ways to use it to stay connected.

Apps for wellness

Wellness apps can offer simple, low cost or free options for improving health and wellness. Find out about how apps can help support active living, healthy routines and mental and physical wellbeing.

Finding your way

In this video, we discuss how safety monitoring apps and location tracking devices can send alerts via text message, email and/or allow carers
to monitor location using a map. 

Health technologies

Find out more about how smart technologies can help us keep track of body measurements, maintain a healthy weight, stay strong and keep an active lifestyle.

Managing medications

A good medication routine is vital. Find out more about smart technologies that help with remembering, managing and organising medications.

Prompts & Reminders

Watch to learn more about how reminders and prompts on our smart devices can help with remembering what to do and keeping daily life organised.

Reminiscence

Reminiscence plays a huge role in our day to day lives and can contribute to improving our mood and memories. Learn more about how smart technology can help us connect with our memories and relive good times.

Smart lighting

Find out about how smart lights can be programmed to give off the right amount of light when you need it, and help make homes safe and secure.

Smart door & security options

Feeling safe and secure at home is important and there are technologies out there to help provide us with the tools we need to live securely in our own homes. Watch this video to find out more about smart doorbells, camera and door locks.

Smart Sensors

Find out about technologies that let you know when there are safety risks like smoke, fire, gas or flooding, doors opening or unusual activity around the house.

Smart speakers & home assistants

Find out how smart speakers like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa can be a low-cost everyday way to turn your home into a simple smart home.

Call systems: Staying safe at home

Emergency call systems keep people in contact with help when they most need it Find out about smart technologies and sensors that you can use to call for help, keep in touch, stay safe at home or detect falls.

Staying in Touch

Staying in contact with friends, family and services is an essential part of our lives FInd out about ways to use technology to make calling and staying in touch easier.

Living well with smart technology video series

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Prefer to read information? Look no further, as we have also released an E-book. “Living well with smart technology” for people with dementia, their families and support providers. This resource is about encouraging people to gain confidence to try technology – and find out what’s possible with current technologies available to them. 

Enrol in our free online learning

The first in our series of eight free online modules are available now. Complete a topic in 90 minutes, and find out about the evolving opportunities of smart technology for people with dementia and their families.

This online course is made up of 8 short topics that explore smart technologies for safety, home control, wellness, social connection and enablement.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course offers an introduction to smart technology and is suitable for people with dementia, care partners and families, health professionals and care providers.

This project has been funded with support from the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund so that everyone can be connected to the benefits and possibilities that technology offers.

 

Send Us an Enquiry

Not sure what funding is available to you? Have questions on the type of services we can provide? Start your journey with us by sending us an enquiry today!

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