Game On!: Promoting inclusive gaming for people with dementia.

Over the summer, Bournemouth University’s Ageing and Dementia Research Centre (ADRC) are delivering a free, half day workshop that aims to provide practitioners, care home employees and carers with knowledge and advice on using gaming technologies and activities to enrich the lives of people with dementia.  The workshop will take place on 13 July.

Worksop attendees will be presented with current research within this field from academics at Bournemouth University and Sheffield University as well having the opportunity to engage with some of the new platforms that have been created to promote inclusive activities for people with dementia. These include a:

  • European online training platform to support dementia practitioners to use serious games (games for promoting mental well-being) with people with dementia and exchange knowledge with other practitioners working across Europe,
  • Framework that enables dementia practitioners to assess the accessibility of iPad apps for people with dementia,
  • Virtual Reality Platform to raise awareness of dementia and provide insight into living with the condition,
  • An online training platform and virtual café to support the use of commercial gaming technology (iPads, Nintendo Wii and Xbox Kinect) with people with dementia.

For more information on the event and to register your place, please visit the booking page.