Technologies have the capacity to be enabling or disabling for people who are living with dementia. Accessible information is required to equip people to make informed decisions about what technologies are available and how they may be utilised to support independence. This article describes the development of a web-based resource called ATdementia which was designed to provide independent information on assistive technologies for people who are living with dementia. It was designed to be accessed by people with dementia, families, supporters and professionals. The article describes the development and the early operation of ATdementia. Mention is also made of the ATguide, a self assessment tool to support decision-making in relation to technologies. ATguide was launched in 2012. © The Author(s) 2012.
- assistive technology