Care staff can find it difficult to get to know people with dementia who live in care homes. Care staff have limited time to spend with each person and communication difficulties can make it difficult to learn important social information and preferences. This lack of knowledge about the person with dementia can make social interactions very difficult and can often lead to repetitive interactions. This paper presents a software tool called Portrait that was designed to help care staff quickly get to know a person with dementia as a person. Overall Portrait was very positively received by care staff and families of people with dementia.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2011|
|Event||Digital Engagement - Newcastle, United Kingdom|
Duration: 15 Nov 2011 → 17 Nov 2011
|Period||15/11/11 → 17/11/11|
Webster, G., & Hanson, V. L. (2011). The portrait system for care staff of people with dementia. Paper presented at Digital Engagement, Newcastle, United Kingdom. http://de2011.computing.dundee.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/The-Portrait-System-for-Care-Staff-of-People-with-Dementia-DigitalEngagement.pdf