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Title:Understanding the lived experiences of Mexican informal caregivers with Ambient Assisted Living Technologies
Author(s):Sepulveda Garcia, Liliana M.; Abbott, Pamela; Bath, Peter A.
Subject(s):ambient assisted living technologies
informal caregivers
interpretative phenomenological analysis
Abstract:Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Technologies, have the potential to support the people with dementia living in their homes for longer. Dementia is a major public health concern. It currently affects approximately 46.8 million people worldwide and by 2050 this figure will increase to 131.5 million. Low-and-middle income countries (LMIC) will be particularly affected by this situation as their poor health infrastructures and governmental support will mean that they have to rely on the informal caregiver (IC) sector. ICs are people who care for a dependent or disabled family member, commonly spouses or daughters. Mexico was the first Spanish speaking country in the world to recognise dementia as a public health priority. In-home technologies, such as AAL Technologies, are used in dementia care in order to improve patients’ and caregivers’ quality of life. This paper explores the way in which Mexican ICs of people with dementia (PWD) make sense of their lived experiences with AAL technologies.
Issue Date:2018
Series/Report:iConference 2018 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 is held by Liliana M. Sepulveda Garcia, Pamela Abbott, Peter Bath. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-07-12

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