Can Technology Help People with Dementia?

Dementia affects nearly 6 million people in Europe, and the number is increasing. Many people with mild to moderate dementia want to live at home and manage daily tasks themselves. However, their ability to maintain relationships or to handle different tasks and activities deteriorates progressively and reduces their quality of life. Even people with mild dementia experience frequent failures. This can lead to worries and depression, and in turn to poorer functioning than otherwise could be possible.

The ENABLE National Reports
The national reports on the results from the participating countries are available here (in PDF format):

National Report - Finland
National Report - Lithuania
National Report - Norway
National Report - UK
Report - PG Hybrid




Enabling products for people with dementia

This is the web site of an exciting research project which was aimed at "marrying the new with the familiar" when developing and introducing new technology to people with dementia and their carers.

Quality of Life
The project aimed at facilitating independent living of people with early dementia and to promote their wellbeing through access to enabling systems and products. Pleasure, memory support, entertainment and own activity were key words in the project.
Five countries, wide experience
The partners were situated in England, Ireland, Finland, Lithuania and Norway, are interdisciplinary and had wide experience in dementia care and research, technology development and human factors.
The project was funded under the EC Programme Quality of Life and living resources, and lasted for three years, starting in March 2001.


Funded by the European Commission under the Programme "Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources", Contract No. QLK6 - 2000 - 00653

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