This free workshop aims to provide dementia practitioners, care home employees and carers with advice on using gaming technologies to enrich the quality of life amongst people with dementia.
The event is led by Bournemouth University’s Ageing and Dementia Research Centre (ADRC) and includes a key note presentation from Dr Phil Joddrell from Sheffield University. You will be presented with a range of current research and given the opportunity to engage with new platforms promoting inclusive activities for people with dementia.
What your workshop will include:
- A European online training platform to support dementia practitioners use of Serious Games (games for promoting mental well-being)
- A framework that enables dementia practitioners to assess the accessibility of iPad apps for people with dementia
- A 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) for people with dementia
The event promises to be informative and interactive, and provide attendees with an up to date knowledge of this rapidly advancing area of dementia care. After attending the workshop we hope you will be able to incorporate technology into practice supporting the well-being and inclusion of people with dementia.
Refreshments will be provided. If you would like to attend please sign up at: https://adgaming.eventbrite.co.uk
When: Friday 13 July 2018, from 10:30 – 14:00
Where: Executive Business Centre, 7th floor, 89 Holdenhurst Road, BH8 8EB