Possibly...well I hope not, but there are some exciting possibilities being offered by digital technology to help researchers identify patterns and valuable insights in their evaluation data that might otherwise go undiscovered.
Thanks to funding from the Nominet Trust, we've been able to offer a number of fully funded one-to-one sessions (known as Virtual Wishes) to care homes in need. One-to-one sessions are provided for residents who are not able to leave their rooms or join in with group activities. This could be people with advanced dementia, learning disabilities or mobility problems.
In a one-to-one session, an Alive! presenter uses an iPad with the resident to help them engage in activities which they most enjoy.