Alex Mihailidis, Jennifer Boger, Marcelle Canido, Jesse Hoey
Dementia impairs people's ability to perform routine activities: They cannot remember the proper sequence of steps or how to use the necessary tools. Strategies commonly used by caregivers involve continually providing reminders or cues. Family caregivers find assisting their loved ones to be particularly upsetting and embarrassing, as it necessitates invasion of privacy and role reversal. This difficult situation often results in the family caregiver not being able to cope, and the affected person being placed in a care facility. In response to the unique needs of older adults with dementia, we have been developing a new prompting device…
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