Let's Talk Tech ™ is the first tool to empower people to make informed, shared decisions about using technologies to support dementia care. It was developed by Dr. Clara Berridge in collaboration with the University of Washington’s Clinical Informatics Research Group with funding from the National Institute on Aging (K01AG062681). Let's Talk Tech is a research-based, self-administered intervention delivered in the form of a web-app to help families understand and talk about technologies used to support older adults living with dementia at home.

Naturally, people feel differently about using technologies in the home that collect data about them to support their care. The goals are to educate people about diverse technologies and to engage older adults in talking about what they would or would not like to use to make it easier for care partners to follow their choices.

The development of Let’s Talk Tech and resulting research advances scientific understanding of how to engage people living with dementia in decisions for how they will be monitored to reduce risks to their privacy and autonomy. It helps families navigate a complex technological landscape. 

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  • NIH/NIA, K01AG062681: “Engaging older adults with cognitive impairment in planning for technology use in their care: the Identifying Needs for Optimal Remote Monitoring tool (INFORM)” 
  • PennAITech a2 Pilot Award (NIH) [P30AG073105]. “Talking tech with dementia care dyads: Improving a self-administered tool to support informed decision making about technologies in the home” 


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