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Evoking Emotion through Stories in Creative Dementia Care

Thompson, C., Maiden, N., Nouri, M. and Zachos, K. (2013). Evoking Emotion through Stories in Creative Dementia Care. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems, 7-9 Nov 2013, Kracow, Poland.

Abstract

This paper reports research to refine the design of a mobile creativity support app to improve person-centred care for older people with dementia. One barrier to previous app use during creative thinking appeared to be the negative activation emotions associated with problem avoidance and prevention exhibited by care staff when resolving challenging behaviours. Therefore we investigated the redesign of the app’s content so that care staff were more likely to positive activation associated with creative thinking through storytelling through a first formative evaluation.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Publisher Keywords: Dementia care, case-based reasoning, creativity, emotions, moods
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Departments: Cass Business School > Management
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/3836
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