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SenseCam intervention based on cognitive ctimulation therapy framework for early-stage dementia.

Piasek, Paulina and Irving, Kate and Smeaton, Alan F. (2011) SenseCam intervention based on cognitive ctimulation therapy framework for early-stage dementia. In: 1st International Workshop on Pervasive Care for People with Dementia and their Carers (PCPDC-2011), held with International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 23-26 May 2011, Dublin.

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Abstract

Estimates suggest that Ireland will have 50,000 people with dementia by 2016 and over 100,000 by 2036. Combined with European total costs estimated in 2005 at €130 billion. In the absence of a cure for dementia there is a real need to develop pervasive, user-centered technologies to enhance the well-being and quality of life of people with dementia. This study explores the use of Microsoft SenseCam images within the principles of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) to engage people with early stage dementia in meaningful discussion. The SenseCam intervention, like the CST approach, is aimed at general enhancement of quality of life and global cognitive and social functioning.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Event Type:Workshop
Refereed:No
Uncontrolled Keywords:Early stage dementia; SenseCam; Cognitive stimulation therapy; Technology
Subjects:Computer Science > Interactive computer systems
Medical Sciences > Psychology
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Nursing and Human Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16838
Deposited On:13 Feb 2012 13:51 by Paulina Piasek. Last Modified 08 Feb 2013 10:53

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