Dementia-friendly technology

1. Dementia-friendly technology charter

Technology offers huge potential benefits for people with dementia, whether it's a familiar gadget such as a mobile phone and TV or a specific telecare device to remind someone to take medication.

Our Dementia-friendly technology charter gives people with dementia and their carers’ information on how to access this technology.

It also provides guidance to health, housing and social care professionals on how to make technology work for people based on their individual needs.

What is the Dementia-friendly technology charter?

The charter is a resource which aims to help every person with dementia have the opportunity to benefit from technology appropriate to their needs.

It also outlines and encourages the implementation of high-level principles and best practices for organisations that provide services to people with dementia.

By reading the charter, you will learn:

  • What people have told us about living with dementia and their thoughts on how technology could help.
  • How technology services can support people living with dementia and their family and friends at all stages.
  • A range of case studies and best practice, demonstrating how technology is making a real difference to people's lives.
  • What a good quality technology service should look like.
  • Consideration of issues including ethics and consent and the re-evaluation of needs.
  • A set of key questions devised to be asked by commissioners, assessment teams and people with dementia and their carers prior to buying technology.
  • Links to other sources for further advice and support.

The charter has been developed by a diverse working group led by Tunstall Healthcare.

Who is it for?

It’s for people affected by dementia, whether a carer or living with dementia.

The charter is also a resource for professionals in the health, housing and social care

Download the charter

Please complete our short form to download your copy of the Dementia-friendly technology charter.

Download the charter