Portraits of individuals with dementia: views of care managers

Gemma Webster, Deborah I. Fels, Gary Gowans, Vicki L. Hanson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPublished conference contribution

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It can be very difficult to get to know a person with late-stage dementia. This is especially true for staff that work in care homes with little time to spend with each resident and even less to focus on social interaction. This paper presents a software tool that was created to help care staff become more familiar with a person with dementia in a limited timeframe. A study was conducted with three care home managers to collect initial response, usefulness and usability ratings of the software in a care home environment. The participants responded positively to the software finding it engaging and very relevant to a care home environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th BCS Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Place of PublicationSwinton, UK, UK
PublisherBritish Computer Society
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameBCS-HCI '11
PublisherBritish Computer Society


  • usability
  • care aid
  • dementia
  • multimedia


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