REAFF - A framework for developing technology to address the needs of people with dementia

Arlene J. Astell*

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As the number of older people with a diagnosis of dementia continues to grow, the potential for developing technological solutions to the problems they face is increasingly being recognised. This paper describes the REAFF framework, a set of principles to guide the development of technology to support people with dementia. The framework has evolved from experience developing computerised technology to address psychosocial needs but the principles have broader application across all areas of technological development to support people living with a diagnosis of dementia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-10
Number of pages6
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Workshop on Reminiscence Systems, RSW 2009 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sept 20095 Sept 2009

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