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Essex’s Challenge Dementia Prize announces finalists

28 May Essex’s Challenge Dementia Prize announces finalists

Challenge Dementia, the first national search for next generation products, technologies and services that could transform the way people live with dementia in Essex, has reached the next stage with the announcement of nine shortlisted projects.

Earlier this month a panel of judges, chaired by Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older Peoples’ Mental Health met to consider a shortlist of projects from the 71 entries. They have now invited nine finalists to test and develop their ideas in Essex over a six month period.

The shortlisted projects are:

• The Wayback, The Wayback Team , Hertford

• Home, EPUT NHS and Accenture Liquid Studio, Essex and London

• Happy at Home, Active Minds, London

• Building Creative Communities, University of Essex, Colchester

• Vivify Me, 11 year old boy, London

• Remarkable Lives, Remarkable Tech Ltd, Stroud

• MyCareMatters, My Care Matters Ltd, Horsham

• Communication without waiting lists, eQuality Time, Luton

• How Do I?, NFC Helps Me Limited, London

Pioneered by Essex County Council, Challenge Dementia was open to individuals, teams and companies with ideas for ambitious and innovative products, technologies and services that will enable people living with dementia to remain connected to the people and places around them and to maintain their identity.