SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE: Dementia and Assistive Technology
Dementia is a condition that affects hundreds of thousands of elderly Australians, as well as their immediate relatives or carers. The condition involves the long-term degradation of a person’s ability to think and remember, and unfortunately has no cure. Individuals who suffer from dementia often require greater assistance from friends and family to perform daily tasks. They often rely on assistive technology, which are devices or apparatuses used to support people living with a disability, prevent dangerous situations occurring and maintain a sense of independence and wellbeing.