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Computer Sciences

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Dympna O’Sullivan, Jonathan Turner, Siobhan O'Neill, Michael Wilson, Julie Doyle. Co-designing Assistive Technology with and for Persons Living with Dementia. eTELEMED 2023, The Fifteenth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, Venice, Italy, April 24 – 28, 2023


Dementia is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative illness, which can lead to significant difficulties in a person’s capacity to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) and engage in meaningful activities. There is an acute need, which digital health technologies can potentially fulfil, to provide proactive support for persons living with dementia (PLwD) and their caregivers. However, there is limited involvement of PLwD in the design of technology that could be used to support their personal plans for independent living at home. In this paper, we describe how we are employing a co-design methodology to support engagement in an assistive technology toolkit for managing ADLs for people living with the early stages of dementia.



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