Digital

The Digital Strand will focus on the use of digital technology within the context of establishing a dementia friendly community. 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 implementation 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 initial 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. This should include technology skills and resources that help to underpin the long-term financial sustainability of communities (for example, how technology can be used in a social enterprise model).

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

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

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    Develop an adaptable ‘plug and play’ framework for digital integration that works at both an individual and community level.

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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.

  • Contact

  • Alastair Cox - Digital Lead

    email Email: alastair@alastaircox.com

    phone Landline: 0131 447 1441

    phone_android Mobile: 07772 758 636