NEW Issue: Australian Journal of Dementia Care

February/March 2017 Cover story: Creative ways to care  Bethanie Care Group and Agelink Theatre in Western Australia have collaborated on a theatre, music and reminiscence project which culminated in a performance staged by and for people with dementia, in front of an audience of 300. Staff engagement and upskilling enhances job, care quality WA’s Brightwater Care … [Read More] NEW Issue: Australian Journal of Dementia Care

Strategies for Enhancing Success in Digital Tablet use by Older Adults: A pilot study – Gerontechnology 

ABSTRACT Purpose: Building on recent digital literacy initiatives, three strategies were identified for exploration, relating to successful use of digital tablets by older adults who lacked previous experience. The questions under investigation were: What are the implications of one-to-one support for self-efficacy and promoting attendance at digital literacy sessions? Could free tablets assist in overcoming economic … [Read More] Strategies for Enhancing Success in Digital Tablet use by Older Adults: A pilot study – Gerontechnology 

Internet of things set to change the face of dementia care – The Guardian

From digital assistants to ‘smart’ medicine bottles, a new wave of connected devices could help people live independently for longer Extract from an article by Nicola Davis Smart bottles that dispense the correct dose of medication at the correct time, digital assistants, and chairs that know how long you’ve sat in them are among the … [Read More] Internet of things set to change the face of dementia care – The Guardian

Using Smart TV Applications for Providing Interactive Ambient Assisted Living Services to Older Adults – Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence

ABSTRACT The irruption of computer-based technology in social interaction has negatively affected the way in which elderly people interact with their family members, because they are, in some cases, reluctant to adopt new digital media. Given that literature suggests that seniors spend a significant part of their day watching television, we argue that Smart TV … [Read More] Using Smart TV Applications for Providing Interactive Ambient Assisted Living Services to Older Adults – Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence

Older Adults & Technology – A selection of articles

A selection of articles from a variety of sources Designing Commercial Therapeutic Robots for Privacy Preserving Systems and Ethical Research Practices within the Home [pdf] / E Sedenberg, J Chuang, D Mulligan – arXiv preprint arXiv:1606.04033, 2016 … These robotic ethics papers tackle difficult questions regarding when and how to institute care robots … may be considered as human … [Read More] Older Adults & Technology – A selection of articles

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