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
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.
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