Nominet Trust 15th October 2013

By: Shirley Ayres

I have had many conversations in the past few months about how access to the internet and digital technology is supporting people living with dementia to enjoy an enhanced quality of life. People living with dementia suffer from a variety of conditions ranging from social isolation and depression to behavioural changes and memory loss. For family and friends there are the additional emotional traumas of being with a person who may not recognise them or remember their shared life. It is encouraging to note the increasing number of local, UK wide and international online support networks providing support and advice for people living with dementia and their carers.