Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Alan F. Smeaton
Kate Irving
Paulina Piasek

Subjects

Psychiatry

Topics
mental health psychology case studies cst early stage dementia cognitive stimulation therapy interactive computer systems health care

Case studies in SenseCam use for cognitive stimulation therapy in early-stage dementia. (2011)

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 are estimated in 2005 at €130 billion. As dementia is incurable there is a real need to support the existing dementia health care practices and carers by innovative technology use. Using technology to improve mental health of the people with dementia is one way of such support. This research explores intervention which uses Microsoft SenseCam images within the principles of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) to engage people with early stage dementia in meaningful discussion. This SenseCam intervention, like the CST approach, aims at general enhancement of quality of life and global cognitive and social functioning.
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Interactive computer systems
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Science and Health: School of Nursing and Human Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Psychology

Full list of authors on original publication

Alan F. Smeaton, Kate Irving, Paulina Piasek

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Alan F. Smeaton
Dublin City University
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Kate Irving
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 66