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A technology-enhanced service for person-centered dementia care: Preliminary results from a field trial

A technology-enhanced service for person-centered dementia care: Preliminary results from a field trial

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Abstract
A growing body of empirical data demonstrates the positive health outcomes of person-centered dementia care. There exists, however, a gap in our knowledge about how to provide personcentered care in an efficient way. In this paper, we describe a person-centered activity-based dementia care service, and the ICT tools that we developed to enhance the efficiency of the service. The service supports a group of paid caregivers in providing person-centered dementia care to a group of persons with dementia. We conducted a four-month field trial of the service in a private service provider organization. Here we report our preliminary findings. The organizational model, supported by a structured method of service delivery and ICT tools, demonstrates the potential of cost-effective person-centered dementia care as an alternative to more conventional care organizations.
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • SINTEF Digital / Health Research
  • SINTEF Digital / Software Engineering, Safety and Security
Year
2016
Publisher
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Book
PETRA '16 : Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, Corfu, Island, Greece — June 29 - July 01, 2016
ISBN
978-1-4503-4337-4