Quality of Life Tools to Inform Co-design in the Development of Assistive Technologies for People with Dementia and Their Carers

  • Michael P. Craven
  • Maria Laura De Filippis
  • Tom Dening
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8868)

Abstract

A number of tools exist to measure quality of life (QoL) for people with dementia (PwD). A selection of existing measures are summarised, obtained from an online literature survey, comprising of scales administered either by healthcare professionals with the PwD (self-report) and/or their carers (proxy report) or from observation. It is suggested that a combination of such tools with user satisfaction questionnaires may provide a way to approach the problem of evaluating Assistive Technology (AT) solutions or inform co-design of technological solutions with PwD and their carers.

Keywords

Assistive Technologies Telecare Ambient Assisted Living User experience Dementia Quality of Life measures Health Technology Assessment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael P. Craven
    • 1
    • 3
  • Maria Laura De Filippis
    • 2
    • 3
  • Tom Dening
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringThe University of Nottingham, Electrical Systems & Optics Research DivisionNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, The Institute of Mental HealthThe University of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  3. 3.The Institute of Mental HealthNIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Co-operativeNottinghamUK

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