Assistive technology for memory support in dementia

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Henriëtte G Van der Roest,

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    1. VU University Medical Center, Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, and Alzheimer Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Henriëtte G Van der Roest, Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, and Alzheimer Center, VU University Medical Center, PO Box 7057, Amsterdam, 1007 MB, Netherlands. hg.vanderroest@vumc.nl.

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  • Jennifer Wenborn,

    1. University College London, Research Department of Mental Health Sciences (Bloomsbury Campus) Division of Population Health, London, UK
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  • Rose-Marie Dröes,

    1. VU University Medical Center, Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, and Alzheimer Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2. VU University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Martin Orrell

    1. University College London, Research Department of Mental Health Sciences, London, UK
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

Primary objective

To assess the efficacy of AT for memory support in people with dementia in terms of daily performance of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and dependency. Furthermore, the effects on perceived quality of life of people with dementia will be explored.

Secondary objective

To identify the variety, quality, and feasibility of the available interventions for people with dementia, and thereby gain insight into the applicability of AT to support people with dementia with their memory problems. The impact on informal carer burden, self esteem, mood and feeling of competence and the formal carers' work satisfaction, work load, and feelings of competence will be studied as well.