Technology, fun and games.

Cutler, C., Hicks, B. and Innes, A., 2014. Technology, fun and games. Journal of Dementia Care, 22 (4), 12 - 13 .

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Abstract

With the advancement in technology, researchers are beginning to explore various avenues where technology can be used to support and improve the well-being of people with dementia by keeping them physically, socially and mentally active. Commercial ‘off-the-shelf’ technology appears to be a viable option as it is cheaper than more dementia-specific technology and more readily available. Preliminary research has also shown it can be effective at improving the lives of people with dementia through increased engagement, mental stimulation and social interaction (SCIE 2012, Upton 2011, Leahey & Singleton 2011, Leng et al 2013). However, further research is required to understand how this technology can be used with people with dementia within group settings. The aim of this article is to report on two technology groups commissioned by Bournemouth Borough Council and discuss our observations of using commercial technology with people with dementia within the community and an assisted living care setting.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1351-8372
Uncontrolled Keywords:activity; occupation; carers; families; early support; technology
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:23203
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:08 Mar 2016 09:43
Last Modified:08 Mar 2016 09:43

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