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Empowering Caregivers of People Living with Dementia to Use Music Therapeutically at Home: Design Opportunities

R Carrasco, FA Baker, AA Bukowska, IN Clark, LM Flynn, K McMahon, H Odell-Miller, K Stensaeth, J Tamplin, TV Sousa, J Waycott, T Wosch

ACM International Conference Proceeding Series | ACM | Published : 2020

Abstract

Human-computer interaction researchers have explored how to design technologies to support people with dementia (PwD) and their caregivers, but limited attention has been given to how to facilitate music therapy in dementia care. The use of music to help manage the symptoms of dementia is often guided by a music therapist who adapts the intervention to respond to the changing needs of the person living with dementia. However, as the incidence of dementia increases worldwide, individualised therapy programs are less feasible, making it valuable to consider technology-based approaches. In this paper, we analyze data from case studies of home-based music therapy training interventions with two ..

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