ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

Care in a Digital Age: Use of Technology in Social Care | FutureGov

Dominic Campbell – founder and director of digital design company FUTUREGOV – gave a keynote speech at the Care in the Digital Age event, where he ran through his vision for how … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

iPad assessment for testing dementia within 10 minutes – CANTABmobile [VIDEO]

CANTABmobile by Cambridge Cognition is an iPad assessment for testing memory to help doctors decide if someone’s memory is normal for their age, or if there are real concerns. The … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Best 5 iPad Apps For Working With People With Dementia – Active! [VIDEO]

Alive! is a UK charity founded in 2009 and now working to provide stimulating activities in over 200 care homes and day centres across the South and South West of … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

An App for the Evidence Based Treatment of Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia

The University of Illinois released an iOS App for the Evidence Based Treatment of Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia. The description of the apps reads as follows: This program was developed … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

8 Top Tips for Using iPads with People Living with Dementia | Nominet Trust

When using iPads with people living with dementia, it’s all about creating a positive personal connection. This has a fundamental impact on how well the presence of the machine is … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is Text-Messaging About to Revolutionize Therapy? | Psychology Today

By Colin Weatherby Mental health practitioners have long sought to extend their services to the poor. The high cost and social stigma of therapy in poor communities has proven to … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Could video games have a role in dementia care? – Mad World

by Andy McNichol, at Mad World As far as topics for video games go, social care is a pretty unusual one. But a computer games design student is using his … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Mayo Clinic – Computer Use and Exercise Combo May Reduce the Odds of Having Memory Loss, Mayo Clinic Finds

You think your computer has a lot of memory and if you keep using your computer you may, too. Combining mentally stimulating activities, such as using a computer, with moderate … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Alive Inside” Shows Power of Music in Treating Dementia | Social Workers Speak

A snippet of the upcoming film “Alive Inside” was posted online for months before someone put it on the Reddit social news website and the clip went viral. About seven … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · Leave a comment
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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