Today I attended the workshop on the launch and development of the Research Roadmap by the NewMind – Technology in the service of Mental Health – network. Feeling very conspiratorial as the venue was through a restaurant and two flights down in the basement, I was keen to see the title “Vision of future mental… Read More Reflections on NewMind Workshop
This week I have become a critic and I am fully aware what an annoying role that is. But I also think it does have its uses. In the last week I have mostly written about what I do not like about current projects in technology and dementia. I have written about a lack of… Read More Reflection Week 9
I did not think that I would write a post about dementia and privacy. I thought I would note that this is a topic widely discussed and leave it at that. I rather thought that this discussion should be avoided as it needed no more voice adding the same points again and again. But I… Read More Dementia and privacy – going round in circles?
One of the themes that crystallise from my literature review is the question: “Who uses technology?” and “Who benefits from the technology available?” This is due to the fact that people with dementia rarely live alone. In contrast they are connected to a wider network of people they share their house with, partners or next… Read More Technology for dementia – Who are the users?
One aspect that nearly all papers about technology and dementia share is the paragraph that builds up the pressure. The paragraph that explains how many people are affected now in the region the authors are interested in. The paragraph that highlights how these figures are expected to rise in near future. The paragraph that outlines… Read More Design for the future of dementia care! Do wo have the time?
I am the first to admit that the reflection on this blog is not as regularly as it has been for former study projects. I am not sure if my lack of clarity leads to a lack of reflection as I experience it, or if the lack of reflection leaves me rather confused and drifting.… Read More Reflection Week 8
Reading through the publications I analyse on technology and dementia I found many interesting and contrasting accounts on ‘interaction’. In this post I collect some initial views and will not be able to cover the topic in total as I am aware that there are still publications covering this topic that need to be indexed.… Read More Interfaces and interactions – who controls technology for dementia?