Informal carer role in the personalization of assistive solutions connected to aspirations of people with dementia

De Filippis, Maria Laura and Craven, Michael P. and Dening, Tom (2014) Informal carer role in the personalization of assistive solutions connected to aspirations of people with dementia. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8868 . pp. 236-243. ISSN 0302-9743

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The increase in the elderly population over the last thirty years with consequent increase in the number of people living with dementia (PwD) has resulted in a research focus on improving quality-of-life and well-being beyond basic needs, to address psychosocial needs and to provide technological support for these. As part of a UK industry-led, publically supported, project Connect-ing Assistive Solutions to Aspirations (CASA), research is being conducted to inform the design of assistive technology packages that are aspiration-led. Focus groups were conducted with informal carers (family relatives) of persons with dementia to elicit views on technology use for increasing independence of PwD (with a carer living at home). The focus groups were analysed through thematic analysis and the results have been used to produce personas and scenarios for creation of demonstrator assisted living packages.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via Chapter in: Ambient assisted living and daily activities : 6th International Work-Conference, IWAAL 2014, Belfast, UK, December 2-5, 2014: proceedings ISBN 978-3-319-13104-7
Keywords: Assistive technologies, Telecare, Ambient assisted living, User experience, Dementia
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology
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Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2016 14:46
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 09:03

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