In a world full of emerging technology choices, it can feel as though technology serves as only a distractionâ€¦ something used distances us from each otherâ€¦ something used to market to us. At the same time, these same technologies can be used for truly amazing purposesâ€¦ to empower us, encourage us and inspire us.
The closing remarks at the Alzheimer’s Association: Houston and Southeast Texas‘ Schlicting Professional Conference focused on these emerging technologies and their effects on dementia care services. The presentation spotlighted the many wonderful ways organizations and care providers can use technology to empower themselves, their patients and families.
It also took an honest look at the real threats unsafe and uneducated use of technology pose with the hopes that the audience would take pause and consider their own use of technology. Finally, with a quick exercise and highlight of useful monitoring tools, the audience was themselves empowered with a personal technology mission statement and the encouragement to share in the online world the gifts they are already bringing to patients offline.
For more about the ‘The Impact of Technology on Dementia Care Servicesâ€ Closing Remarks see the presentation below.
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