Bristol based charity ‘Alive’ has teamed up with Bournemouth University’s Ageing and Dementia Research Centre (ADRC) to develop an online training platform which aims to support those caring for people living with dementia to engage with new and existing technologies such as iPads, the Nintendo Wii and the Xbox as a means to increase social interaction, engage cognitive skills, get active and, of course, have fun!
The first stage of the project aims to engage with the proposed end users of the training platform at 8 regional consultation meetings where those who support people living with dementia are invited to share their views and opinions on what the training platform should include, how it should look and how it might be used. We are happy to say that one of these consultation meetings will now be happening at the Ness Centre in Teignmouth from 9.30 – 12.30pm on Monday December 11th
The meeting is free to attend but we are asking that, if possible, you book using the Eventbrite link below so we are able to track numbers - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-dementia-training-consultation-meeting-tickets-40194433633
The meetings are open to carers from residential settings, community group teams as well as those providing domiciliary care and we want to hear from people who might currently find it challenging to use these technologies as well as those who are already well versed in their use.
Numbers are restricted to 20 per forum – so please register quickly as places will fill up fast.
If you have any problems with the link, you can contact Malcolm at Alive via email – Malcolm@aliveactivities.org or on 07896 905305.