Assistive Technology and Telecare to maintain Independent Living At home Assistive Technology and Telecare to maintain Independent Living At home

HTA Atilla

Chief Investigator: Prof Howard IOP/KCL
Co-investigators: Drs Fox and Poland
Funder: HTA

Assistive Technology and Telecare to maintain Independent Living At home for people with dementia: The ATTILA Trial.

Project

To establish whether assistive technology and telecare interventions safely extend the time that people with dementia can continue to live independently in their own homes and whether this is cost-effective.

To establish whether these technologies can significantly reduce the number of incidents involving serious risks to safety and independent living, including acute admissions to hospital, reduce stress in family and other informal caregivers and increase quality of life for dementia sufferers and their caregivers.

To collect qualitative and quantitative data from dementia sufferers and their formal and informal caregivers and members of the NHS and Social Services teams who care for them about the experience of receiving these technologies.

National RCT