Mnemosyne: Supporting Reminiscence for Individuals with Dementia in Residential Care Settings

Andrea Baumann, Peter Shaw, Ludwig Trotter, Sarah Clinch, Nigel Davies

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Abstract


Reminiscence is known to play an important part in helping to mitigate the effects of dementia. Within the HCI community, work has typically focused on supporting reminiscence at an individual or social level but less attention has been given to supporting reminiscence in residential care settings. This lack of research became particularly apparent during the COVID pandemic when traditional forms of reminiscence involving physical artefacts and face-to-face interactions became especially challenging. In this paper we report on the design, development and evaluation of a reminiscence system, deployed in a residential care home over a two-year-period that included the pandemic. Mnemosyne comprises a pervasive display network and a browser-based application whose adoption and use we explored using a mixed methods approach. Our findings offer insights that will help shape the development and evaluation of future systems, particularly those that use pervasive displays to support unsupervised reminiscence.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages17
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 12 Mar 2024
EventThe ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Hawaii
Duration: 11 May 202416 May 2024
https://chi2024.acm.org

Conference

ConferenceThe ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2024
Period11/05/2416/05/24
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