University of Toronto
Arlene Astell is Director of the Dementia Aging Technology Engagement (DATE) Lab at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and Professor of Neurocognitive Disorders at the University of Reading, UK. She has twenty years experience developing and evaluating interventions to support people to age as well as possible, including people living with dementia. Arlene leads the Staying Connected Challenge Area within AGE-WELL (http://www.agewell-nce.ca), the Canadian NCE on technology and aging, and her current research is examining the rehabilitation potential of Mixed Reality Technologies for people with dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Arlene is also Canadian PI on two international projects: MCI@work examining the situation of people who receive a diagnosis of dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) whilst still in the workforce and RESILIEN-T, which is examining the impact of a self-management tool for people with MCI.