Training people with dementia/cognitive impairment and their carers in the use of web-based supportive technologies (Innovative practice)
Cunnah, Katie; Howe, David; Thorpe, Jonathan; Dunn, Rosie; Platt, Rebecca; White, Caroline; Paulson, Kevin; Wolverson, Emma
Dr David Howe D.Howe@hull.ac.uk
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant
Miss Rosie Dunn R.J.Dunn@hull.ac.uk
Ms Caroline White C.White@hull.ac.uk
Dr Emma Wolverson E.Wolverson@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer Ageing and Dementia. Research Lead for Dementia UK.
Little is known about the training and support people with dementia and their carers need to use digital solutions. This paper shares learning from a bespoke programme that successfully trained people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and their informal carers to use a social networking website. This work was undertaken as part of the European Horizon 2020 Caregiverspro-mmd trial (ISRCTN15654731). The training methods described offer an improved understanding of how best to deliver digital skills training that meets the needs of a diverse client group. The effectiveness of the programme is evidenced with qualitative and quantitative data.
Cunnah, K., Howe, D., Thorpe, J., Dunn, R., Platt, R., White, C., …Wolverson, E. (2021). Training people with dementia/cognitive impairment and their carers in the use of web-based supportive technologies (Innovative practice). Dementia, 20(2), 796–806. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301219887592
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Oct 3, 2019|
|Online Publication Date||Nov 12, 2019|
|Deposit Date||Nov 10, 2020|
|Publicly Available Date||Oct 27, 2022|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Dementia; Cognitive impairment; Carer; Website; Training; Technology; Digital|
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