Day One / 14th September 14:10
This session will be run by Emma Stafford, Will Henderson and Ian McConville
The Memory App tracker project - can the use of tracking devices enable people to stay at home for longer?
A project is being undertaken in Liverpool to identify the benefits of using tracking devices with people experiencing dementia. It involves a collaboration between Mersey Care NHS trust, Liverpool CCG and Riverside Housing. The project is being evaluated to establish the impact on independence, carer stress and attitudes. The workshop will allow feedback on these topics plus discussion around the devices impact on accessing environments, ethical issues associated with trackers and feedback from service users and carers themselves.
Dave Burrows will talk about the development of a travel app by Damibu in consultation with people living with dementia and family carers.