Monday, October 28, 2024

4:30-5:30 p.m

F. Harnessing Technology to Bring Joy to Dementia Care

Personalized engagement technology can help providers of aging services create moments of joy, connection, and stimulation for individuals living with dementia. This session will introduce you to a variety of dementia-friendly technologies, including resident engagement systems, robotic animals, virtual reality, and exergames. An aging services provider, neuroscientist, and technology vendor will share scientific research exploring the pivotal role these technologies can play in improving quality of life, mood, engagement, and frustration levels among people with dementia. Presenters will offer practical strategies to help you select and implement engagement technologies, measure success, and address problems as they arise.

  • Carrie Chiusano, Executive Director, Dementia Center, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network
  • Lydia Nguyen, Principal Researcher, LifeLoop
  • Jack York, Founder/Chief Story Teller, TaleGate