Supporting People With Physical & Learning Disabilities And Mental Health: Innovation & Research

Alzheimer’s Society

The CareTech Foundation have contributed to the Longitude Prize on Dementia to galvanise global innovators to design a product that will improve dementia care. The launch received an estimated 5.23M online views, raising awareness of dementia and the need for new technology to support people living with it. It will award £3.1 million in seed funding and grants to the most promising innovators, with a £1 million prize awarded to the winner in early 2026.

Current technologies supporting dementia care focus on monitoring people and alerting their carers but there are real opportunities for innovation which will support people to live joyfully and independently. The Longitude Prize on Dementia will deliver technologies that become an extension of the individual’s working ‘brain’ and memory in a way that is specific to their needs – enabling them to continue living at home and doing the things they love for as long as possible
Kate Lee, CEO of Alzheimer’s Society