Arlene is Director of the Dementia Aging Technology Engagement lab at the University Health Network and University of Toronto, Canada, and is a Professor in Neurocognitive Disorders at the University of Reading.
Arlene Astell completed her PhD at the University of Warwick on the impact of dementia on speech. Over the past twenty years her work has focused on developing interventions to support people to live as well as possible with dementia.
Arlene identifies that new pieces of technology can be beneficial to individuals living with dementia, including both hardware and software. To fulfil her wish to assist people with dementia with technology, she has published a valuable summary for everybody who wants to develop and use technology to live well with dementia.
This publication simply summarizes current research on this very valuable topic and provides practical advice on how available technology can be used to improve the daily lives of people with dementia.
Arlene’s dedication to the development of products for people living with dementia will help to realize JAIN’s mission to fully support scientific research institutes and developers in bringing affordable products for people with dementia to the global population of 50 million people living with dementia today. The JAIN team look forward to working with her.
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