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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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.
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