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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

Category
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
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)
  • Hanne Ekran Thomassen
  • Babak Farshchian
Affiliation
  • SINTEF Digital / Health Research
  • SINTEF Digital / Software Engineering, Safety and Security
Year
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