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A systematic review of electronic assistive technology within supporting living environments for people with dementia

Daly-Lynn, Jean, Rondon-Sulbaran, Janeet, Quinn, Eamon, Ryan, AA, mcCormack, Brendan and Martin, S (2017) A systematic review of electronic assistive technology within supporting living environments for people with dementia. Dementia, 0(0) . pp. 1-65. [Journal article]

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URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1471301217733649

DOI: 10.1177/1471301217733649

Abstract

Health and social care provision needs to change in order to meet the needs of an increase in the number of people living with dementia. Environmental design, technology and assistive devices have the potential to complement care, help address some of the challenges presented by this growing need and impact on the lived experience of this vulnerable population. This systematic review was undertaken to identify the research on the use of electronic assistive technology within long-term residential care settings. A total of 3229 papers published from the inception of each of the databases up until May 2016 were retrieved from searches in four major databases. Sixty-one were identified to be included in the review. The inclusion criteria were: original peer reviewed journals; an electronic assistive technology intervention; with residents or tenants living with dementia or their family or paid caregivers; in supported living environments or residential care. The data extracted from the included studies focused on the methodology, technology, outcomes and the role of people living with dementia within the research. Overall, an extensive variety of technical interventions were found, with a broad range of methodological heterogeneity to explore their effect. Additionally, wide-spanning outcomes to support of the potential of technology solutions and the challenges presented by such intervention were found.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Dementia, telecare, assistive technology, systematic review, long-term care
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Person-centred Practice Research Centre
ID Code:38858
Deposited By: Professor Suzanne Martin
Deposited On:27 Oct 2017 09:44
Last Modified:27 Oct 2017 09:44

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