29 Nov Essex Dementia Prize Spurs Ground-breaking Innovations in Dementia Care
improve the lives of people living with dementia, today announces the winner of a £100,000 prize. The finalists, include an impressive line-up of trailblazing technology and design driven innovations created to improve the lives of people living with dementia. They have each spent six months working with people who have personal experience of the issue to develop their ideas.
Challenge Dementia is pioneered by Essex County Council and supported by Nesta alongside partners PA Consulting, Alzheimer’s Society and Tech UK.
The prize was awarded to The WayBack, a virtual reality film series designed for those living with dementia and their carers in order to trigger shared memories and spark conversations. Through virtual reality, The WayBack recreates popular moments from the past taking viewers back in time and fully immersing them in the sights and sounds.
The WayBack is one of nine projects ranging from large organisations to small charities and individuals that made it to the finalist stage of the Prize. Many of the finalists were spurred to enter the Prize by a personal experience of seeing a loved one with dementia.