About this book
What is assistive technology?
What has old age got to do with technology
How assistive technology can help?
How might assistive technologies be useful for people living with dementia?
How do I select the "right" product?
Ethical issues when considering using assistive technology
Assistive technologies to assist getting around
Assistive technologies to assist staying engaged
Assistive technologies to assist safety and wellbeing
Assistive technologies to assist maintaining independence/assist with care needs
The way forward - So where do I go from here?
A self-assessment checklist for the use of assistive technology
Useful Resources and Links
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