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The Dem@Care “Toolbox” Approach

McHugh, Joanna E., Smeaton, Alan F., Irving, Kate and Newman, Eamonn (2013) The Dem@Care “Toolbox” Approach. In: CHI 2013 Conference, 27th April 2013, Paris, France. (Submitted)

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We describe the challenge set to us within the Dem@Care project, of designing a multi-component system to support safety, enablement, and diagnosis for older adults with dementia. Specifically we discuss the system as it relates to home-based enablement. Person-centred care is the gold standard in dementia care, which we incorporate into technology design by engaging in a user-led, participatory approach. The results of our considerations is the Dem@Care "toolbox", a solution which addresses the challenge of providing home-based, person-centred care and enablement for older adults with dementia, utilising sensor technologies. The current text described the toolbox and the terms of its future deployment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Welfare of older people
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ni Mhaicin
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2016 14:09
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2017 13:29

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