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1 Designing Dementia-Friendly Applications to Facilitate Reminiscence Therapy Claire Ancient 1

2 Introduction  Dementia describes a set of symptoms, including memory loss and problems with communication  Reminiscence Therapy uses memory prompts in order to evoke conversation about shared memories  Reminiscence Therapy is “one of the most popular psychosocial interventions in dementia care” (Woods et al., 2005) Woods, B., Spector, A.E., Jones, C.A., Orrell, M., Davies, S.P.. Reminiscence Therapy for Dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 2. Art No.: CD DOI: / CD pub2. 2

3 Aims and Objectives  To investigate the types of memory which prompt positive emotions  To develop guidelines informing the design of dementia- friendly interfaces  To develop and test an application to aid in the facilitation of reminiscence therapy  To evaluate the effectiveness of the application on the well-being of people with dementia and their carers 3

4 Research Design  Study 1 – The Perception of Memories  Study 2 – Designing Dementia-Friendly Interfaces  Study 3 – Developing a Mobile Application to Aid Reminiscence in Dementia Patients  Study 4 – Evaluating the Effect of Ubiquitous Devices in Promoting Positive Well-being 4

5 Publications 5  Ancient, C, Good, A, Wilson, C and Fitch, T (2013) Can ubiquitous devices utilising reminiscence therapy be used to promote well-being in dementia patients? an exploratory study. In: HCI International 2013, 21st - 25th July 2013, Las Vegas.  Ancient, C and Good, A (2013) Issues with designing dementia-friendly interfaces. In: HCI International 2013, 21st - 25th July 2013, Las Vegas.  Good, A, Ancient, C, Postolache, G., Socianu, A. and Afghan, A. (2013) Self soothing by reviewing favorite memories: an exploration of mobile application prototypes, which facilitate positive wellbeing via reminiscing. In: HCI International 2013, 21st - 25th July 2013, Las Vegas.  Good, A, Wilson, C, Ancient, C. and Sambhanthan, A. (2012) A proposal to support wellbeing in people with borderline personality disorder: applying reminiscent theory in a mobile app. In: The ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems, 11th - 15th June, Newcastle.


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