CIRCA – a novel technology to support people with dementia

Impact: Health and Welfare Impact


CIRCA, Computer Interactive Reminiscence and Conversation Aid, is a novel touchscreen computer system designed to support conversation between people with dementia and their caregivers. CIRCA was based on research into the memory and communicative problems of people with dementia. The beneficiaries of this research are: i) practitioners and professionals in healthcare services, who have improved training and caregiving relationships – a total of 46 NHS, third sector and private care organisations from across the UK have installed CIRCA since 2009; and ii) people with dementia, who have enhanced social interactions and quality of life.
Impact statusClosed
Category of impactHealth and Welfare Impact


  • REF2014 case study