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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Abstract

We have developed cognitive support for people with dementia in 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 publicationAddressing Diversity - 5th International Conference, UAHCI 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings
Pages195-201
Number of pages7
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 19 Jul 200924 Jul 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume5614 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period19/07/0924/07/09

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