Probing the Potential of Multimedia Artefacts to Support Communication of People with Dementia

  • Alina HuldtgrenEmail author
  • Fabian Mertl
  • Anja Vormann
  • Chris Geiger
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9298)


Communication between people with dementia and others becomes increasingly difficult as the disease progresses. Symptoms such as memory loss, speech impairments and limitations in higher cognitive functions affect people’s abilities for communication and social interaction. At the same time, meaningful interactions with others are important for the quality of life of people with dementia. In this paper, we describe our work in designing technology probes and testing them with target users to understand how multimedia could be utilized to support the communication of people with dementia through memories.


Dementia Multimedia Reminiscence Communication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alina Huldtgren
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Fabian Mertl
    • 1
  • Anja Vormann
    • 2
  • Chris Geiger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MediaUniversity of Applied Sciences DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Department of DesignUniversity of Applied Sciences DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany
  3. 3.Human-Technology Interaction GroupEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenNetherlands

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