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Stimulating people with dementia to reminisce using personal and generic photographs

Arlene J. Astell, Maggie P. Ellis, Norman Alm, Richard Dye, Gary Gowans
2010 International Journal of Computers in Healthcare  
Reminiscing is a positive pastime for people with dementia but little is known about selecting materials to prompt reminiscing, particularly whether personal items are more useful than generic ones.  ...  When shown generic photographs, people with dementia produced quite detailed and emotional stories of personal significance.  ...  We are grateful for the help and support of our partner organisations: Alzheimer Scotland and Dundee Social Work Department and are indebted to the people with dementia and their caregivers for their participation  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijcih.2010.037461 fatcat:whe4fbmbhrdg3nuldy2mingkny

A cognitive prosthesis and communication support for people with dementia

Norman Alm, Arlene Astell, Maggie Ellis, Richard Dye, Gary Gowans, Jim Campbell
2004 Neuropsychological Rehabilitation  
The advice, assistance and participation of Alzheimers Scotland Action on Dementia and Dundee City Council Social Work Department has been essential to this work.  ...  The current multimedia reminiscence project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, under the EQUAL programme.  ...  It was found that with videos we used the clients were only able to strongly identify with them when they triggered off specific personal memories, whereas songs and photographs were more generally appreciated  ... 
doi:10.1080/09602010343000147 fatcat:5e5ek6ra6vf4ddi3ruof7p6ume

A Communication Support System for Older People with Dementia

Norman Alm, Richard Dye, Gary Gowans, Jim Campbell, Arlene Astell, Maggie Ellis
2007 Computer  
The effects of dementia can be quite devastating for both the person with dementia and family members, as well as pose significant challenges to professional caregivers.  ...  The Computer Interactive Reminiscence and Conversation Aid presents material from the past via a touch screen to stimulate long-term memories.  ...  To make CIRCA more widely usable, we need to feature generic materials that can still stimulate personal memories.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2007.153 fatcat:mnkknjt3ijdxdonnha64y3slkq

A Systematic Review of the Use of Technology for Reminiscence Therapy

Amanda Lazar, Hilaire Thompson, George Demiris
2014 Health Education & Behavior  
and emotional needs of people with dementia.  ...  Some of these benefits are access to rich and engaging multimedia reminiscence materials, opportunities for people with dementia to participate in social interactions and take ownership of conversations  ...  Acknowledgments Funding The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article:  ... 
doi:10.1177/1090198114537067 pmid:25274711 pmcid:PMC4844844 fatcat:vq3agzqnxnhkdatvdkzrn57w4u

Exploring psychosocial interventions for people with dementia that enhance personhood and relate to legacy- an integrative review

Bridget Johnston, Melanie Narayanasamy
2016 BMC Geriatrics  
Psychosocial interventions have largely been investigated in relation to carers of people with dementia, or with regards to their ability to manage dementia symptoms, improve cognition, and reduce challenging  ...  help improve patient care for people with dementia and their families.  ...  The ideas were generated from previous research led and managed by BJ in relation to dementia, palliative care and person centred care  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12877-016-0250-1 pmid:27044417 pmcid:PMC4820853 fatcat:dazseib5ljcg5oyjxnbh3qcdoq

Probing the Potential of Multimedia Artefacts to Support Communication of People with Dementia [chapter]

Alina Huldtgren, Fabian Mertl, Anja Vormann, Chris Geiger
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we describe our work in designing technology probes and testing them with target users to understand how multimedia could be utilized to support the communication of people with dementia  ...  Communication between people with dementia and others becomes increasingly difficult as the disease progresses.  ...  Several works [9, 10] investigated the television as a medium to provide media from the past or personalized media to people with dementia and [11] found in an observation that generic video triggered  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-22698-9_6 fatcat:mvp7cigsrfak7cyjpe3rwc5jye

Ticket to Talk

Daniel Welsh, Kellie Morrissey, Sarah Foley, Roisin McNaney, Christos Salis, John McCarthy, John Vines
2018 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '18  
We designed a mobile application -Ticket to Talk -to support intergenerational interactions by encouraging young people to collect media relevant to individuals with dementia to use in conversations with  ...  Though meaningful social interaction is integral to quality of life in dementia, initiating conversation with a person with dementia can be challenging, especially for younger people who may lack knowledge  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank all participating families, residents and staff of Farranlea Care Home, Newcastle Elder's Council, and the Jesmond Dementia Action Alliance, as well as Tony Young  ... 
doi:10.1145/3173574.3173949 dblp:conf/chi/WelshMFMSMV18 fatcat:ix6mbop7evcdnhziepzrr7wg5q

Using a touch screen computer to support relationships between people with dementia and caregivers

Arlene J. Astell, Maggie P. Ellis, Lauren Bernardi, Norman Alm, Richard Dye, Gary Gowans, Jim Campbell
2010 Interacting with computers  
The findings confirm that people with dementia can use the touch screen system and that the contents prompt them to reminisce.  ...  Progressive and irreversible cognitive impairments affect the ability of people with dementia to communicate and interact with caregivers.  ...  We are grateful for the help and support of our partner organizations: Alzheimer Scotland and Dundee Social Work Department and are indebted to the people with dementia and their carers for their participation  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.intcom.2010.03.003 fatcat:fq2bladmxngpllehgs6d75rwf4

Reminiscence Therapy and Intergenerational Interventions for Enhancing Self-Identity and Social Inclusion of Older People and People Living with Dementia (PLDs) [chapter]

Catherine Matheson-Monnet
2020 Handbook on Promoting Social Justice in Education  
Reminiscence therapy aims to involve the senses as a starting point for interactions by using a variety of touchable familiar stimulations: visual (photographs and other objects); auditory (audio-recordings  ...  The small things that are precious and evoke happy memories can play an important role in stimulating the memories of a person living with dementia.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-14625-2_20 fatcat:5vrubon5o5gy5ponmr4e2gf3aa

Reminiscence-Focused Music Therapy to Promote Positive Mood and Engagement and Shared Interaction for People Living With Dementia

Lisa Kelly, Bill Ahessy
2021 Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy  
This mixed methods study aims to explore whether combining music therapy and reminiscence with associative items for people with dementia may promote positive mood and engagement levels and shared interaction  ...  Five weekly reminiscence-focused music therapy (RFMT) sessions with associative items were conducted with a group of five people with dementia living in a residential care unit.  ...  , and reminiscence for people with dementia.  ... 
doi:10.15845/voices.v21i2.3139 fatcat:hsbjeokfwfeazey2j4p2cviimm

Can Ubiquitous Devices Utilising Reminiscence Therapy Be Used to Promote Well-Being in Dementia Patients? An Exploratory Study [chapter]

Claire Ancient, Alice Good, Clare Wilson, Tineke Fitch
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In order to test this approach to delivering a reminiscence therapy intervention, a tablet application was designed (using participatory design) and tested by the carers of people with dementia.  ...  This exploratory study aimed to assess whether ubiquitous devices could be used to facilitate person-centred reminiscence therapy.  ...  In addition to establishing the use of ubiquitous devices to facilitate reminiscence therapy for people with dementia and their carers, further research will be completed to investigate use with other  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39194-1_50 fatcat:nz7zypv74ff25n3laquwqrikyu

Technology-Supported Group Activity to Promote Communication in Dementia: A Protocol for a Within-Participants Study

Sarah Smith, Arlene J. Astell
2018 Technologies  
Computer Interactive Reminiscence and Conversation Aid (CIRCA)is an interactive conversation support for people living with dementia.  ...  The potential of CIRCA to support group activities and conversation between people living with dementia and a facilitator has not previously been explored.  ...  For people living with dementia, engaging in reminiscing has shown to contribute to well-being and provide a positive activity [38] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/technologies6010033 fatcat:j5oh7usvxba4fkryhgr53dxae4

Portraits of People With Dementia

Gemma Webster, Deborah Fels
2013 American Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Other Dementias  
Communication difficulties associated with late-stage dementia can make it difficult for care staff in residential environments to get to know people with dementia.  ...  In this paper we discuss the creation of Portraits of people with dementia to aid care staff in understanding the individual.  ...  Kitwood was the first person to use the term "person-centred" in relation to the care of people with dementia (Brooker, 2004) .  ... 
doi:10.1177/1533317513488908 pmid:23687178 fatcat:3riaajjqx5fyrbs2756ku57b5m

Sporting memories & the social inclusion of older people experiencing mental health problems

Michael Clark, Charlie Murphy, Tony Jameson-Allen, Chris Wilkins
2015 Mental Health and Social Inclusion  
Research limitations -The evidence to date is of case studies of the use of sporting memories work, and, although these are now extensive case studies, further research is needed on the costs and impacts  ...  Findings -The evidence from the application of sporting memories work to date is that it is an effective and flexible means of engaging people to improve their social inclusion and mental wellbeing.  ...  There are also packs of reminiscence photographs of sports personalities, events and scenes that can be used in SM sessions.  ... 
doi:10.1108/mhsi-06-2015-0024 fatcat:rouupwsannaxplqvej3w7dgsym

Cognitive Prostheses: Findings from Attempts to Model Some Aspects of Cognition [chapter]

Norman Alm, Arlene Astell, Gary Gowans, Maggie Ellis, Richard Dye, Phillip Vaughan, Philippa Riley
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
However, in research into dementia care, a number of non-invasive research prototypes have been developed to support people with dementia in specific areas of functioning, such as carrying out everyday  ...  Improvements in the power and portability of computing systems have made possible the field of cognitive prostheses, which attempts to make up for cognitive impairment by to some degree modeling cognitive  ...  generally as successful for individuals with dementia as face-to-face reminiscence [20] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21753-1_31 fatcat:a62eghwimreszbgckbiuvnrzye
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