A growing issue amongst the baby boomers is that we are now acting as carers for our ageing parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents. Trying to put in place tools and tactics to mitigate some of the issues around ageing such as memory loss, cognitive impairment and mobility issues requires a constant search for and then adaptation of any relevant tools. Mobile phones designed for dementia only work for a proportion of the time and then not at all. Maybe they can no longer recognise a key pad or can structure their thoughts to ‘swipe’ a smart screen.
There are resources out there to help and support the carers, Stirling University in Scotland have a Dementia Services Development Centre, fed by Phd Students research and evidenced based design work.
Have a look at their Virtual Care Home,see if there is anything you can use to make your elder persons life less stressful.
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