...combines the expertise of three research groups at the University of Sheffield: Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Group (RAT Group), the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) and the Telehealth and Care Technologies theme of CLAHRC YH (http://clahrc-yh.nihr.ac.uk/)
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
AcTo Dementia at the UK Dementia Congress 2016
Researchers Phil Joddrell and Professor Arlene Astell from
CATCH attended the UK Dementia Congress in Brighton last week. Phil presented
his PhD project, AcTo Dementia, in a session on technology and the arts in
dementia care, whilst Arlene discussed this project, as well as other work from
her career, in the plenary Tom Kitwood Memorial Address, titled ‘Innovating in
long-term care: the triumphs and challenges of trying to change practice’.
Arlene also contributed as a panel member for the opening debate, ‘Should we
welcome a future of robots, avatars and digital technology in dementia care?’,
and presented a workshop on Adaptive Interaction.
This was the 11th UK Dementia Congress which is an annual event
organised by the Journal of Dementia Care, and incorporates the National
Dementia Care Awards supported by the Alzheimer’s Society.