In May we were shortlisted in the Essex Dementia Challenge Prize.
Nine shortlisted projects were give £5,000 each to develop an idea, with the idea that the best idea will receive £100,000 to take it to market.
Our idea is: use the resources we’ve developed for The Open Voice Factory (particularly CommuniKate) to create a communication board that helps with word-choice (which causes significant problems in many people with late-stage-dementia).
Our first draft of the board has now be put together (it’s missing some symbols and we’re reviewing the language based on a very deep dive on the research), but you can check it out here.
If you’d like to follow the project more closely – we’re updating this github issue with all progress.