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Computing Technologies for Reflective and Creative Care for People with Dementia

Maiden, N., D'Souza, S., Jones, S. , Muller, L., Panesse, L., Pitts, K., Prilla, M., Pudney, K., Rose, M., Turner, I. & Zachos, K. (2013). Computing Technologies for Reflective and Creative Care for People with Dementia. Communications of the ACM, 56(11), pp. 60-67. doi: 10.1145/2500495


Digital technologies have much to offer the care for people with dementia. However, their uptake so far has been slow. In this article, we report the introduction of sensor and mobile technologies and applications to support carers of people with dementia in residential homes to be more reflective and creative. Results revealed that carers can and want to use these technologies, but more effective app alignment with different dementia care strategies will be needed to achieve widespread technology take‐up.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © ACM 2013. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in Communications of the ACM,
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction Design
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