Using ICT in activities for people with dementia

How can ICTs help?

Everyone can benefit from ICTs at some level. It all depends on how you do it.

At first glance, ICT and dementia are not an obvious match as:

Although all these points are true, none of them should stop you using ICTs in activities with people with dementia. Everyone can benefit from ICTs at some level. It all depends on how you use them.

ICT in action: Using the internet to find familiar images

We have a woman at the day centre who is quite confused and has difficulty communicating. We knew she was in the Women’s Royal Air Force (WRAF). We used Google Images to find pictures of WRAF uniforms; she recognised the one she used to wear. Then we found airbases where she had worked. We even found a picture of her husband and his Royal Air Force (RAF) crew. When he came in and we showed it to him, he had not even known it existed. You just could not do this kind of thing without access to the internet.