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Memory Keeper: A prototype digital application to improve engagement with people with dementia in long-term care (innovative practice)

journal contribution
posted on 27.09.2018, 00:00 authored by Margaret McallisterMargaret Mcallister, J Dayton, F Oprescu, M Katsikitis, CM Jones
People with dementia living in long-term care commonly experience loneliness and lack of meaningful activity. Memory Keeper is a prototype digital application that presents personalised prompts to stimulate reminiscences and meaningful engagement with formal and informal carers. A trial involving three persons with dementia in long-term care and seven family and staff members revealed no negative responses to the device or application. Family members said it was valuable in improving the quality of engagement and made visits more enjoyable. If practical and technical barriers can be overcome, Memory Keeper could become an innovative family engagement tool for dementia management.

Funding

Other

History

Start Page

1

End Page

12

Number of Pages

12

eISSN

1741-2684

ISSN

1471-3012

Location

England

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Language

eng

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

University of Sunshine Coast

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Dementia