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Selecting Apps for People with Mild Dementia

Please take some time to read this article: Selecting apps for people with mild dementia: Identifying user requirements for apps enabling meaningful activities and self-management

This study aims to make digital tools supportive for people with mild dementia. First, they identified user requirements and then select usable apps for users to have meaningful activities. They design the experiment with different groups and practice the tests and then analyzed the outcome. The study method is rather long, so we want you to focus on the main question they proposed:

  • What do people with dementia find important in their choice and use of apps?

  • What kind of self-management and meaningful activities are important to people with dementia from the perspectives of people with mild dementia and carers?

  • What are the needs, wishes and abilities of people with dementia regarding the use of apps from the perspectives of people with mild dementia and carers?

  • What user requirements can be identified based on these perceptions?

Remember these in mind, and check on the user’s response. How are they related?

With the exploratory approach used in this study, user needs of people with dementia and ICs concerning their choice and use of apps for meaningful activities and self-management support were identified. These user needs were translated into user requirements which will form the basis for a new interactive tool for a personalized selection of suitable apps.

At the conclusion, the research team is content with their result. “This tool can help people with dementia to select suitable apps for meaningful activities, which may stimulate their involvement in these activities.” The research will be further developed with potential users.

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