Community Makers: a toolkit for getting your groups online

20th July, 2020

By the Association for Dementia Studies

First up was Matt Harrison, Senior Designer at UK Dementia Research Institute Care Research and Technology Centre, Imperial College. To provide some background to their online work, Matt told us about a project they’re working on which is using a range of sensors in the house to look at how changes in the behaviour of people with dementia living at home can help to detect infections, prevent falls and identify agitation. They are currently working with a cohort of around 50 people with dementia, together with their primary carers, but the current situation means they are not able to meet face-to-face or in groups as they would normally do. However, they have been continuing to communicate with them though throughout lockdown and keep them up to date about the project.

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