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My husband is not ill; he has memory loss - caregivers┬┤ perspectives on health care services for persons with dementia

Background: To explore informal caregivers' perspectives and perceived needs related to health care services/activities for older adults with dementia, in order to understand barriers and facilitators to participation. The study represents a first step, and explores challenges to overcome, in order to design new activities and services adapted to older adults with dementia.; Methods: We used a qualitative approach where eight caregivers of people with a dementia diagnosis were included.

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 15:37

Development of an integrated external and internal location system with activity monitoring

Although the potential of using location information to support people with dementia has been recognised, the uptake of location technology in this area has been limited compared with the uptake of standard Telecare techniques. The paper examines the reasons for this and describes a project, EASE (Extended Active Support Environment) which was commissioned by NHS South as part of their SBRI for Dementia programme, to develop a system which would address these issues and make location technologies a practical tool to support people with more advanced dementia. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10