Supporting Dementia Care Toolkit
Measuring impact

Outcomes


Before the pilot, we created an evaluation plan to help us objectively measure the potential impact of the intervention (the Digital Befriending Kit) against the aim (to reduce social isolation)

We stated that our high level intention was to help people living with dementia who have low levels of digital literacy (and their carers) to feel less isolated thanks to technology.

Six key outcomes (three intermediate and three long-term) came out of our conversations with stakeholders, including community group leads, people living with dementia and their carers, local authority representatives and volunteers. 

Intermediate outcomes

  1. People living with dementia and their carers have increased digital literacy
  2. People living with dementia and their carers feel more connected to their peers
  3. People living with dementia and their carers are able to do things that feel meaningful to them, enabled by technology

Long-term outcomes

  1. People living with dementia and their carers are influencing the design of dementia support
  2. People living with dementia and their carers feel less isolated
  3. People living with dementia and their carers have increased options for engagement in activities due to new digital skills and support