Living Well with Dementia: The Critical Role of Technology

Canada’s response to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global action plan on dementia includes the critical role of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging’s gerontechnology and dementia research team and AGE-WELL, both of which are led by Dr. Alex Mihailidis.

As Canada’s technology and aging network, AGE-WELL is actively implementing the WHO’s recommendations by developing innovative technologies, policies, and services that respond to the diverse needs of older adults with dementia and their care partners. Examples of AGE-WELL solutions include:

In the long term, AGE-WELL is also developing assistive robots that can help individuals experiencing dementia with tasks of daily living (e.g. making a meal). These are just some examples from over 65 AGE-WELL funded projects in the technology and aging space. For more information visit the AGE-WELL website at

For more information on dementia and technology, contact the CCNA’s Knowledge Translation and Exchange program, and read AGE-WELL’s report written in collaboration with the Global Council on Alzheimer’s Disease, Disrupting Alzheimer’s: The Opportunities for Technology in Alzheimer’s Disease.