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State of the Art on Night Time Care of People with Dementia

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McCullagh, PJ, Carswell, W, Augusto, JC, Martin, S, Mulvenna, Maurice, Zheng, H, Wang, HY, Wallace, JG, McSorley, K, Taylor, B and Jeffers, WP (2009) State of the Art on Night Time Care of People with Dementia. In: IET / TSB Assisted Living Conference, London. IET / TSB. 4 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

This article provides a survey of published literature on technology developed to support people at the early stages of dementia during night time. Studies to date have focussed on Assistive Technology that can address monitoring in a sensor enriched home environment or provide location detection as a safety net. Additionally, studies have promoted therapy (music, reminiscing, lighting or mental stimulation) to improve mood. In NOCTURNAL, we aim for a holistic approach incorporating time pacing, night-time guidance using lighting and simulated presence.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
ID Code:17943
Deposited By:Professor Jonathan Wallace
Deposited On:06 Apr 2011 13:15
Last Modified:03 Jun 2011 12:38

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