Lessons learned from developing cognitive support for communication, entertainment, and creativity for older people with dementia

Norman Alm, Arlene Astell, Gary Gowans, Richard Dye, Maggie Ellis, Phillip Vaughan, Philippa Riley

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    We have developed cognitive support for people with dementia ill three areas of activity : communication, entertainment and creativity. In each case the cognitive support was intended to in some way replace an effective working memory. With all three projects Our findings have been a mix of expected results and surprises. We are still working Out the implications of some of the surprising results. In this paper we set out some key findings from each of these projects, and the lessons learned.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction:
    Subtitle of host publication Addressing Diversity, Pt I, Proceedings
    EditorsC Stephanidis
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages7
    Volume5614 LNCS
    ISBN (Print)9783642027062
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction - San Diego, United States
    Duration: 19 Jul 200924 Jul 2009


    Conference5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
    Abbreviated titleUAHCI 2009
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Diego
    OtherHeld as Part of HCI International 2009
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    • Dementia
    • cognitive prostheses
    • assistive technology
    • multimedia
    • multidisciplinary working

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