This focused, short-term piece of research was carried out by the Tinder Foundation to:
- track the social and digital barriers facing people with dementia and their carers
- understand how the UK online centres network is already helping to overcome these barriers
- discover what more can be done at a local and national level.
The work was carried out between January and April 2016 and followed the emerging findings from the NHS Widening Digital Participation programme, led by Tinder Foundation between 2013 and 2016. The programme aimed to improve the digital skills and digital health literacy of groups most affected by health inequalities - including people with dementia and their carers.
Through these research findings they aim to work with UK online centres and other partners to continue to advocate for the role digital can play in helping people with dementia and their carers live well with the condition, sharing best practice and resources across our network and beyond.