|Title:||Readiness for technology use with people with dementia : the perspectives of significant others|
|Authors :||Rosenberg, Lena|
|Published in :||Journal of Applied Gerontology|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution :||Sage|
|License (according to publishing contract) :||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Type of review:||Peer review (Publication)|
|Subjects :||Everyday technology; Assistive technology; Aging; Environment; Home; Society|
|Subject (DDC) :||616.8: Neurology, diseases of nervous system|
|Abstract:||Technology is believed to have a potential for supporting significant others of people with dementia but little is known of their experiences and views of technology. The aim of this study is to explore how significant others relate to technology and to their relatives with dementia as technology users. The focus is on both their own use of technology as significant others and the use of technology by their relatives with dementia. Individual interviews and focus group discussions were undertaken and analyzed using a grounded theory approach. The significant others showed an overall readiness toward using technology in their present roles. Technology use in daily activities was perceived to be an important means to keeping retained abilities exercised but could also be perceived as a possible threat to health if activities were oversimplified. The significant others asked for flexible technology not perceived as stigmatizing, to be integrated into existing habits.|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Occupational Therapy (IER)|
|Publication type:||Article in scientific Journal|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen Gesundheit|
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