In order to provide adequate care and housing to the growing number of people with dementia, new technologies are necessary to provide good care and reduce the costs for these care services. Numerous technologies are available, which decrease the need for care and increase the self-reliance of clients and support relatives or professional carers. This chapter discusses the use and implementation of e-health technologies and provides an overview of recommendations on how to start using technology for people with dementia in an efficient and effective way. E-health technologies may reduce the number of falls and improve one’s quality of life, both for people with dementia and their family carers. For family carers, the technology makes life easier and accounts for a reduction of time spent on caring, improved independence, and a diminished occurrence of depressive feelings. In the field of work satisfaction of professional carers, little research has been done. There are many design and implementation challenges concerning technology for people with dementia, which can lead to the success or failure of technology in dementia care.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Smart Homes, Health Care and Well-being|
|Editors||Joost van Hoof, George Demiris, Eveline J.M. Wouters|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|