How people living with dementia in Aotearoa use technologies like medical alarms, GPS trackers and medication reminders.
Medical alarms are familiar to many people but what about some of the newer technologies like GPS trackers and medication reminders? How do they compare, what are some of the pros and cons of using them, and what is available in New Zealand? Participants will be able to:
• Define the difference between Medical Alarms and GPS trackers,
• Identify common reasons why you might or might not use them,
• Be able to list and compare the products available in NZ, and
• Know where to go to find more information and resources.
Ellen Bragger is an Occupational Therapist who has worked across the UK and Australia with a focus on assistive technology (AT) and the simple products and changes that can be made to assist people to age well and stay independent in their homes for as long as possible. Ellen is currently working with the Dementia Learning Centre to build a database of information about AT for people with dementia in Aotearoa.
Jonathan Sibbles has over over 20 years of experience in the UK and New Zealand in using technologies to support independence for both people with dementia and people with disabilities. He is the Director of Te Wana Ltd, a master sales agent for SECURELY Medical Alarms, and helps Nurse Maude with service innovation.