First International Workshop on Pervasive Care for People with Dementia and their Carers

Research Article

SenseCam intervention based on Cognitive Stimulation Therapy framework for Early-Stage Dementia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246123,
        author={Paulina Piasek and Kate Irving and Alan Smeaton},
        title={SenseCam intervention based on Cognitive Stimulation Therapy framework for Early-Stage Dementia},
        proceedings={First International Workshop on Pervasive Care for People with Dementia and their Carers},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PCPDC},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={Early stage dementia SenseCam Cognitive stimulation therapy Technology},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246123}
    }
    
  • Paulina Piasek
    Kate Irving
    Alan Smeaton
    Year: 2012
    SenseCam intervention based on Cognitive Stimulation Therapy framework for Early-Stage Dementia
    PCPDC
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246123
Paulina Piasek1,*, Kate Irving1, Alan Smeaton1
  • 1: Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
*Contact email: paulina.p201@yahoo.ie

Abstract

Estimates suggest that Ireland will have 50,000 people with dementia by 2016 and over 100,000 by 2036. Combined with European total costs estimated in 2005 at €130 billion. In the absence of a cure for dementia there is a real need to develop pervasive, user-centered technologies to enhance the well-being and quality of life of people with dementia. This study explores the use of Microsoft SenseCam images within the principles of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) to engage people with early stage dementia in meaningful discussion. The SenseCam intervention, like the CST approach, is aimed at general enhancement of quality of life and global cognitive and social functioning.