Digital

The Digital Strand will focus on what the use of digital technology within a dementia friendly community looks like. This will include the direct use of digital technologies by project members and assessing the role that digital technology can play in self-supporting people living with dementia.  In addition to this, we will look to establish a framework for the role that digital technology can play in supporting the sustainability of dementia-inclusive communities.

Through a series of digital workshops, a wide-ranging digital ‘audit’ and ongoing user-led assessments of available technologies, we have identified the following goals to work towards.

  • Strand goals

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    Establish the role that digital technology can play in self-supporting people living with dementia, as well as their families and carers.

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    Establish the role that digital technology can play in supporting the implementation of dementia-friendly communities.

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    Facilitate knowledge exchange with sister programmes and Life Changes Trust-funded Dementia Friendly Communities across Scotland.

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    Develop a user-curated knowledgebase of learning resources to support digital skills training and promote digital inclusion.

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    Build a suite of evidence-based web development resources that addresses specific accessibility issues highlighted by the project. This will be linked to existing best practice.

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    Assess appropriate user-testing protocols to better understand the online usability ‘journey’ experienced by people living with dementia.