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Game for supporting dementia carers

Game for supporting dementia carers
Game for supporting dementia carers
Dementia is one of today’s key public health challenges, and affects the whole family as they learn how to live with their family member who has the condition. Dementia can cause total breakdown of family relationships as it seriously challenges the family dynamics. The purpose of this paper is to investigate games as an online platform to support carers of people with dementia, using a new framework incorporating education, health and social elements. The framework was developed based on a literature review, including the dementia carers’ needs, and games to support dementia carers. The research methodology involved collecting qualitative data. Expert interviews were conducted to identify carers’ needs, and to ascertain the importance of the platform to support dementia carers, which is related to the elements in the framework. The framework was confirmed by the results of the expert interviews; participants agreed that agreed that communities are able to provide provide social support for dementia carers, and are effective in assisting carers; that games are able to achieve the education, health and social elements; and that engagement is key for carers to be involved with communities.
serious game, Games for Change , Dementia Carer
Liu, Noreena
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Wills, Gary
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Ranchhod, Ashok
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Liu, Noreena
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Wills, Gary
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Ranchhod, Ashok
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Liu, Noreena, Wills, Gary and Ranchhod, Ashok (2018) Game for supporting dementia carers. IEEE GEM 2018: Games, Entertainment, & Media Conference, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland. 15 - 18 Aug 2018.

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Abstract

Dementia is one of today’s key public health challenges, and affects the whole family as they learn how to live with their family member who has the condition. Dementia can cause total breakdown of family relationships as it seriously challenges the family dynamics. The purpose of this paper is to investigate games as an online platform to support carers of people with dementia, using a new framework incorporating education, health and social elements. The framework was developed based on a literature review, including the dementia carers’ needs, and games to support dementia carers. The research methodology involved collecting qualitative data. Expert interviews were conducted to identify carers’ needs, and to ascertain the importance of the platform to support dementia carers, which is related to the elements in the framework. The framework was confirmed by the results of the expert interviews; participants agreed that agreed that communities are able to provide provide social support for dementia carers, and are effective in assisting carers; that games are able to achieve the education, health and social elements; and that engagement is key for carers to be involved with communities.

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Game for support dementia carer - Noreena LIU
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Published date: 15 August 2018
Venue - Dates: IEEE GEM 2018: Games, Entertainment, & Media Conference, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland, 2018-08-15 - 2018-08-18
Keywords: serious game, Games for Change , Dementia Carer

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Local EPrints ID: 423354
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/423354
PURE UUID: 1b8136dd-03e4-4201-8f2b-adffc95d132a
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088
ORCID for Ashok Ranchhod: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4269-8825

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Date deposited: 20 Sep 2018 16:30
Last modified: 23 Jul 2022 01:40

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Author: Noreena Liu
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD
Author: Ashok Ranchhod ORCID iD

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