Enabling Use of Assistive Prompting Technologies with Habits and Rituals of People with Dementia.
What is this Study about?
The purpose of this co-discovery dyad study is to understand rituals and habits associated with everyday activities. The semi-structured interviews will be conducted with people with early-stage dementia and their caregivers while they engage in everyday activities. The synthesis of the results will identify objects, social, cultural, and other personal aspects that inform rituals and thus engagement with activities. It will also identify rituals that have been adapted due to impairments of dementia or mild cognitive impairment. The themes from the synthesis will be disseminated in scholarly journals and thesis publications, as part of thesis presentations, and at academic conferences.
What Will Happen in This Study?
Three sessions. In Session One, I will meet the dyad of the participant and the caregiver to obtain consent, they will fill out surveys. This session will take 30 mins. In Session Two, I will meet with the dyad of the participant in their home to observe the participant while they undertake a daily activity on their own. This session will take 2 hours. In Session Three, I will observe the caregiver and the participant as they participate in a daily activity together in their home, Session 3 will take 1 hour. Each participant will receive $30 gift card.
Who is Eligible to Participate in this Study?
You are an older adult aged 50+ living with dementia and/or their caregiver
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