Assistive technology in dementia care
Assistive Technology assists people with dementia to increase and maintain their independence and daily living skills.
Alzheimer’s Australia WA provides a range of technology services and works with organisations nationally and globally on the latest developments and research to help people with dementia to remain at home for as long as possible, reducing risk and maintaining well being.
What is assistive technology?
Assistive technology refers to any device or system that allows an individual to perform a task that they would otherwise be unable to do. These devices aim to increase the ease and safety with which tasks can be performed by a person. They can range from a high-tech solution to a low-tech solution such as a walking stick.
Some products, including Safe2Walk, have been developed by and are available from, Alzheimer's Australia WA
Alzheimer's Australia WA has designed Australia's first personal alert and location service for people with dementia which uses the latest GPS technology. Safe2Walk uses an easy-to-use mobile phone which has an in-built GPS device that allows the carer to locate the user through a website.
To enquire about the service visit Safe2Walk or phone 08 9388 2800.
Visit our Assistive Technology Demonstration Room
You can view a range of assistive technology equipment by visiting our demonstration room at our Shenton Park office. Our staff can explain and provide advice on a range of equipment suitable for individual needs.
View and download our Assistive Technology information sheets.