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ThinkMind // International Journal On Advances in Life Sciences, volume 11, numbers 1 and 2, 2019 // View article lifsci_v11_n12_2019_2


The Role of Adaptive Immersive Technology in Creating Personalised Environments for Emotional Connection and Preservation of Identity in Dementia Care: Insights from User Perspectives towards SENSE-GARDEN

Authors:
Gemma Goodall
Ileana Ciobanu
Ronny Broekx
Jon Sørgaard
Iulian Anghelache
Catalina Anghelache-Tutulan
Mara Diaconu
Sigrid Mæland
Therese Borve
Audun Digranes Dagestad
Piet Bormans
Marleen Custers
Katrin Losleben
Rita Valadas
Cristina Vaz de Almeida
Alda Matias
Andreea Marin
Kristin Taraldsen
Walter Maetzler
J. Artur Serrano

Keywords: dementia; virtual environments; immersive technology; human computer interaction; interpersonal relationships

Abstract:
This paper presents early stage research on the development of an immersive, multisensory room for people living with dementia. Dementia is considered to be a public health priority on a global level. Our research addresses the challenge of meeting individual needs in dementia care, particularly in relation to social and emotional wellbeing. We draw upon findings from 52 interviews with users, including people with mild cognitive impairment, professional caregivers, and informal caregivers. These interviews were conducted to explore initial responses towards a personalised multisensory room called SENSE-GARDEN. Thematic analysis resulted in six themes: benefits for all, focus on the individual, past and present, emotional stimulation, shared experiences, and challenges to consider. This paper provides important theoretical considerations for the role of technology in not only the SENSE-GARDEN intervention, but in preserving the identities of people with dementia and providing opportunities for connection with others. Future work in this area should adopt an interdisciplinary approach to using technology in dementia care.

Pages: 13 to 22

Copyright: Copyright (c) to authors, 2019. Used with permission.

Publication date: June 30, 2019

Published in: journal

ISSN: 1942-2660

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