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Working towards inclusion: creating technology for and with people living with mild cognitive impairment or dementia who are employed

Shashtri, K., Boger, J., Marashi, S., Astell, A. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6822-9472, Dove, E., Nedlund, A.-C., Makki-Petaja-Leinonen, A. and Nygård, L. (2021) Working towards inclusion: creating technology for and with people living with mild cognitive impairment or dementia who are employed. Dementia. 147130122110518. ISSN 1741-2684

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Abstract/Summary

Earlier diagnosis and longer working careers is resulting in more individuals being identified as having Mild Cognitive Impairment or Early Onset Dementia (MCI/EOD) when they are still in the workforce. While there is growing interest in the dementia research community and beyond to develop technologies to support people with dementia, the use of technology for and by people with MCI/EOD in the workplace has had very little attention. This paper presents a two-part study involving interviews and participatory sessions to begin to understand the workplace experiences and the role of technology among people living with MCI/EOD. We present our findings from working with seven people with MCI/EOD and two care partners to explore technology design. Our results indicate several similarities as well as a few differences between MCI/EOD and later-onset dementia with respect to challenges using technology and design considerations for supporting engagement and use of technology. Lessons learned through the process of working with people with MCI/EOD through participatory methods is presented along with recommendations to foster an inclusive, respectful, and empowering experience for participants with MCI/EOD.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Ageing
Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
ID Code:100035
Publisher:Sage

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