A communication support system for older people with dementia

Norman Alm*, Richard Dye, Gary Gowans, Jim Campbell, Arlene Astell, Maggie Ellis

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The CIRCA system lets those with short-term memory loss draw on reminiscences to converse with relatives and caregivers. The system, which software engineers, psychologists, and designers developed with caregiver input, features a touch screen that displays photos, music, video, text, and other materials to help those with dementia access long-term memory.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Specialist publicationComputer
Publication statusPublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes

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