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A technology roadmap of assistive technologies for dementia care in Japan.

Sugihara, T and Fujinami, T and Phaal, R and Ikawa, Y (2015) A technology roadmap of assistive technologies for dementia care in Japan. Dementia (London), 14. pp. 80-103.

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The number of elderly people in Japan is growing, which raises the issue of dementia, as the probability of becoming cognitively impaired increases with age. There is an increasing need for caregivers, who are well-trained, experienced and can pay special attention to the needs of people with dementia. Technology can play an important role in helping such people and their caregivers. A lack of mutual understanding between caregivers and researchers regarding the appropriate uses of assistive technologies is another problem. A vision of person-centred care based on the use of information and communication technology to maintain residents' autonomy and continuity in their lives is presented. Based on this vision, a roadmap and a list of challenges to realizing assistive technologies have been developed. The roadmap facilitates mutual understanding between caregivers and researchers, resulting in appropriate technologies to enhance the quality of life of people with dementia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: assistive technology dementia care person-centred care roadmap technology technology forecasting Caregivers Dementia Health Communication Health Information Systems Health Services Needs and Demand Humans Japan Patient-Centered Care Self-Help Devices Technology Assessment, Biomedical
Divisions: Div E > Strategy and Policy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:40
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 00:32
DOI: 10.1177/1471301213493798