Supporting people with dementia using technology
number of people living with dementia will continue to grow over the coming
decades and is already putting pressure on health and care systems and on
costs. By making greater use of technology it may be possible to contain costs
and improve outcomes for people with dementia. PIRU was asked to examine the
economic case for investing in technology that could lead to savings on the
overall cost of care for people with dementia.
included a rapid review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of
technology in the care and support of people with dementia and/or their unpaid
family and other carers, and a review of the conditions needed for the adoption
of available technology. We also explored the economic case in the UK for the
use of technology in dementia care.
final report can be accessed here.