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A Communication Support System for Older People with Dementia

Norman Alm, Richard Dye, Gary Gowans, Jim Campbell, Arlene Astell, Maggie Ellis
2007 Computer  
The Computer Interactive Reminiscence and Conversation Aid presents material from the past via a touch screen to stimulate long-term memories.  ...  Sadly, this dehumanization is common in the treatment of people with dementia. 4 Caring for someone with dementia is often frustrating and upsetting.  ...  His research interests are conversation modeling, computer-based support for people with disabilities, and older people's use of information technology.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2007.153 fatcat:mnkknjt3ijdxdonnha64y3slkq

Tablet computer-supported conversation between people with dementia and their carers: technology as interactional focus

Ulrika Ferm, Anna Ekström, Elias Larsson, Christina Samuelsson
2020 Universal Access in the Information Society  
In comparison with traditional communication support, communication activities based on a multimedia system include more initiatives and choices made by people with dementia, more often contain a joint  ...  In another study [27] , possible difficulties to operate computers were tackled by using a spoken natural language interface that allowed the participants with dementia to interact with the cognitive stimulation  ...  To further facilitate the use of touchscreen devices for people with dementia, it has been recommended to use applications with a simple and clear interface where graphics and interactive elements are  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10209-020-00745-4 fatcat:gdjve3rhebh5nlbl772qkxuuri

Engaging multimedia leisure for people with dementia

N. Alm, A. Astell, G. Gowans, R. Dye, M. Ellis, P. Vaughan, P. Riley
2009 Gerontechnology  
We have been developing computer-based multi-media systems to support a person with dementia to continue to enjoy taking part in these activities.  ...  The communication support system restores to the person with dementia the ability to carry out a conversation with a relative or carer, by making use of relatively well-preserved long-term memories.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, The Royal Society of Edinburgh, and Tenovus.  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2009. fatcat:mipziqbytrgyjdyvgydhzg6tie

Involving older people with dementia and their carers in designing computer based support systems: some methodological considerations

Arlene Astell, Norman Alm, Gary Gowans, Maggie Ellis, Richard Dye, Phillip Vaughan
2008 Universal Access in the Information Society  
Over the past five years we have worked closely with all three groups to develop and evaluate a multimedia computer system to support communication between people with dementia and caregivers.  ...  Older people with dementia are a particularly challenging user group to involve in the process of designing interactive systems that could assist them.  ...  Acknowledgements Universal Access in the Information Society (2009)  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10209-008-0129-9 fatcat:e6qizt5ac5f53h3bqlkxo3jwz4

Technical Challenges for Smooth Interaction With Seniors With Dementia: Lessons From Humanitude™

Hidenobu Sumioka, Masahiro Shiomi, Miwako Honda, Atsushi Nakazawa
2021 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
Due to cognitive and socio-emotional decline and mental diseases, senior citizens, especially people with dementia (PwD), struggle to interact smoothly with their caregivers.  ...  For example, Humanitude emphasizes the importance of interaction at a relatively intimate distance to facilitate communication with seniors.  ...  Yves Gineste for helpful discussions and valuable comments on several points in the paper.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2021.650906 pmid:34150858 pmcid:PMC8207295 fatcat:ehsq2jdr3vg75kwlahtj4jc6k4

Research on the design and usability of Taiwan's native digital reminiscence therapy application system for patients with dementia

Pei-Fen Wu, Wen-Fu Wang, Kuang-Yi Fan, Ya-Zhu Hsu, Chun-We Huang
2019 Health Technology  
We developed and designed a prototype of a digital reminiscence system featuring Taiwan's local representative reminiscence elements-memories for caregivers to accompany patients with dementia for reminiscence  ...  The results show that almost participants had highly accepted the presenting photos by computer, and had a good willing to try the operation of system.  ...  The authors would like to thank the Changhua Christian Hospital for supporting this research.  ... 
doi:10.21037/ht.2019.10.01 fatcat:f77zyi52u5hglg3nn2twfysnhi

Elements of Play for Cognitive, Physical and Social Health in Older Adults [chapter]

Fares Kayali, Naemi Luckner, Oliver Hödl, Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Peter Purgathofer, Tanja Stamm, Daniela Schlager-Jaschky, Erika Mosor
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
An increasingly older demographic emphasizes the need to deal with a likewise increasing number of people with cognitive disabilities like dementia or Alzheimer's disease.  ...  The list of these elements is expendable and lays the foundation for a holistic design space.  ...  Object-based play is interacting with a game through the use of dedicated physical objects.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39062-3_19 fatcat:un6bpwx36ncmtfz4l3crfkcksy

The role of the physical environment in conversations between people who are communication vulnerable and health-care professionals: a scoping review

Steffy E. A. Stans, Ruth J. P. Dalemans, Luc P. de Witte, Hester W. H. Smeets, Anna J. Beurskens
2016 Disability and Rehabilitation  
Small adjustments to the physical environment in rehabilitation can contribute to a communicationfriendly environment for conversations with people who are communication vulnerable.  ...  It is recommended that health-care professionals have an overall awareness of the potential influence of environmental elements on conversations. ä IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATION The physical environment  ...  for people with dementia  ... 
doi:10.1080/09638288.2016.1239769 pmid:27917683 fatcat:2vaczh2sybguvpcdxplgugwuh4

People with dementia playing casual games on a tablet

Hanny Groenewoud, Jacomine Lange, Yvonne Schikhof, Arlene Astell, Phil Joddrell, Marleen Goumans
2017 Gerontechnology  
An interactive tool to support the choice of the game that is most suitable and a database of dementia-friendly tablet games may support the use of these games by people with dementia, in health care organisations  ...  An interactive tool to support the choice of the game that is most suitable and a database of dementiafriendly games may support the use of gaming on a tablet by people with dementia, in health care organisations  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2017. fatcat:vmnuglditnf7vlhxvqpmowm2q4

Digital creativity in dementia care support

Konstantinos Zachos, Neil Maiden, Kristine Pitts, Sara Jones, Ian Turner, Malcolm Rose, Kevin Pudney, Julie MacManus
2013 International Journal of Creative Computing  
A digital app was developed for use by staff in residential homes caring for people with dementia.  ...  ABSTRACT This paper reports the application of digital creativity to the care for people with dementia.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The research reported in this paper is supported by the EU-funded MIRROR integrated project 257617, 2010-14.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijcrc.2013.056924 fatcat:mlf7czbu5jcz5jeigo2khh6shi

LivingMoments: Bespoke Social Communication for People living with Dementia and their Relatives

Myrte Thoolen, Francesca Toso, Sebastiaan T.M. Peek, Yuan Lu, Rens Brankaert
2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems  
People with dementia can read the message on the postcard (c), watch the interactive content digitally (d), and respond by selecting one of the four options (e).  ...  Figure 1 : LivingMoments is a communication system that enables people with dementia to engage in social contact with their relatives.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The Create Health Program of ZonMw funded this work as part of the 'Dementia Dynamics in Design' project with project number 443001117.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3491102.3517430 fatcat:dbvxjgib7ng2xh5y3gilac3ffa

Reminiscence of People with Dementia Mediated by a Tangible Multimedia Book

Alina Huldtgren, Fabian Mertl, Anja Vormann, Christian Geiger
2016 Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health  
We describe the development of an interactive book that was tested in a care home with people with dementia and caregivers.  ...  Besidescurrently limited-pharmaceutical treatments, psychosocial interventions play a major role in ensuring the life quality for people with dementia.  ...  for people with dementia" research program at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf.  ... 
doi:10.5220/0005758801910201 dblp:conf/ict4ageingwell/HuldtgrenMVG16 fatcat:pi5boaiztvfi5gznqv2eoq7bj4

Studies Involving People With Dementia and Touchscreen Technology: A Literature Review

Phil Joddrell, Arlene J Astell
2016 JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies  
Building on the finding that people with dementia are able to use touchscreen technology and which design features facilitate this, more use could be made to deliver independent activities for meaningful  ...  Devices using touchscreen interfaces such as tablets and smartphones have been highlighted as potentially suitable for people with dementia due to their intuitive and simple control method.  ...  Acknowledgments This research was conducted as part of a doctoral thesis funded by the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) at the University of Sheffield.  ... 
doi:10.2196/rehab.5788 pmid:28582254 pmcid:PMC5454556 fatcat:miehqcnvgjdp7dg4p4fdq6wgqu

Psychosocial interventions for people with dementia: a synthesis of systematic reviews

Orii McDermott, Georgina Charlesworth, Eef Hogervorst, Charlotte Stoner, Esme Moniz-Cook, Aimee Spector, Emese Csipke, Martin Orrell
2018 Aging & Mental Health  
Objectives: Over the last 10 years there has been a multitude of studies of psychosocial interventions for people with dementia.  ...  This synthesis also highlights the potential importance of group activities to improve social integration for people with dementia.  ...  Acknowledgements This article presents independent research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC): ES/L001802/2. Orii McDermott received funding from Velux Foundation, Denmark.  ... 
doi:10.1080/13607863.2017.1423031 pmid:29338323 fatcat:pdsj4lfbxfbqpndcb7elvzm6ke

Lost Puppy: Towards a Playful Intervention for Wandering Dementia Patients [chapter]

Yacintha Aakster, Robby van Delden, Stefan Lentelink
2018 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Based on our contextual analyses, related work, and received feedback, we share our design insights which could be helpful for creating playful interventions for people with dementia.  ...  Many nursing homes for dementia patients struggle with residents that wander towards the exit with the intention of leaving. Several types of interventions have been used to deal with this issue.  ...  We would like to thank all staff members from Bruggerbosch who provide 24/7 residential care for people with dementia, and in particular Nienke de Haan and Manon Scheffer for the time they invested and  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-76270-8_7 fatcat:i45ojv6j55aejcnpk5jdwxnybi
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