Let's Talk Tech ™ 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). It is a research-based, self-administered intervention delivered in the form of a web-app to help families 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 the 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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