Monitoring in dementia care and caregiver burden

Monitoring technologies are developed with mainly two goals in mind: enhanging independence and mobility of the person living with dementia and decreasing caregiver burden. Kenner (2008, 253) proposes that these two features make monitoring systems “attractive”, while e.g. Olsson et.al. (2015, 38) conclude that: “The present study demonstrated that the use of a PPA [passive… Read More Monitoring in dementia care and caregiver burden

Monitoring people living with dementia in practice

One of the things I have been trying to find out last week, has been how common monitoring, tracking and tagging devices are used in formal and informal dementia care settings. In the context of this post ‘monitoring devices’ cover video, audio or other sensors used to observe behaviour. Tracking devices are smartphones or purpose-built… Read More Monitoring people living with dementia in practice