International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2018)

Design and technology for enhancement of quality of life of person with dementia: New care pathways


Mathew Joseph Kanamala

This piece of writing argues that the experience of the person with dementia should frame the perspective brought to build the design and the philosophy of care. In essence, ‘looking out from the inside'. Shifting the emphasis from condition to experience encourages the paradigm shift needed to create environments that allow the person with dementia to be an active participant in everyday life rather than a passive recipient of care. How consideration of the living experiences provides a way to focus thinking for design of the built in potential environment to practically support the person with dementia, thereby addressing the wider spectrum of issues in creating a dementia friendly physical, social and technological environment from the perspective of the person with dementia is what is highlighted here. The assistive technology helped the person and the carer to maintain a quality life and reduce the challenges of caring. This paper also addresses the impact of technology in dementia care in a wider range as well as the negative influence regarding man and machine.
Download  |  Pages : 236-240
How to cite this article:
Mathew Joseph Kanamala. Design and technology for enhancement of quality of life of person with dementia: New care pathways. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 6, 2018, Pages 236-240
International Journal of Academic Research and Development International Journal of Academic Research and Development