The portrait system for care staff of people with dementia

Gemma Webster, Vicki L. Hanson

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
EventDigital Engagement - Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Nov 201117 Nov 2011


ConferenceDigital Engagement
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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