products in the project aimed to enable the person with dementia to
keep occupied with activities that provide entertainment and occupation,
support memory and facilitate communication.
People with dementia have traditionally not been considered potential
users of new technological products, except for products to ensure
safety. This project aimed to show that such products can in fact
be designed and adapted to benefit this rapidly growing user group
as well as their carers. If the user trials and assessments show
that the products can give positive experiences, there may be a
large market for such products.
Some products were developed in the project, some were commercially
available at that time.
The products have been chosen because they adddress common problems
for people with dementia. Also they comply with user requirements
for people with dementia.
Photo of the products that were tested can be seen under Photo archive.