Technological innovations offer new care options and possibilities for people living with dementia and their care partners. Determining how to utilize these options in our clinical practices can seem both exciting and daunting. In this 4-week online workshop, you will gain insight into the following questions and topics:
Week 1: How does technological innovation fit within dementia care?
• Defining the use of technology within dementia care
• Case examples of the application of technology with people with dementia
• Co-designing and testing of technological innovations
• Ethical considerations in utilizing technology solutions with people with dementia
Week 2: What technology is available at the early stages of dementia?
• Exploring technological advances for early stages of dementia
• Determining what solution options to consider for individuals and families in the early stages
• Considering barriers to technology adoption
• Considering the potential for technology adoption
Week 3: What technology is available in the middle and late stages of dementia?
• Exploring technological advances for middle and late stages of dementia
• Determining what solution options to consider for individuals and families in the middle and late stages
• Safety considerations for the use of technology
• The healthcare practitioners’ role in the use of technology and dementia care
Week 4: What are the promising developments and approaches in technology for dementia care?
• Leading experts provide their insights into the next phase of dementia care technological innovations
• Research developments; Private and public partnerships; Investments
• Evaluating the effectiveness of technological innovations in dementia care
• Resources and further learning opportunities
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 27, 2020
This course is offered by the University of Toronto