Webinar: Time-travelling with Technology for People with Dementia
Webinar – 16 April 2019
Presented by Professor Kate Stevens
Presented by Professor Kate Stevens
Reminiscence Therapy (RT) provides an opportunity for people with dementia to talk about memories.
We investigated whether coupling RT and immersive technology is feasible and beneficial. Five large immersive displays “travelling through” pre-loaded Google Earth landmarks formed the 6-week group intervention. Results showed some decrease in scores on the Neuropsychiatric Inventory in the experimental but not the control condition. Engagement during sessions showed modest differences. RT combined with immersive technology in a small social setting is feasible and may modulate behaviour associated with dementia
Director, MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development
Western Sydney University
Professor Kate Stevens, a cognitive scientist, is Director of MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development at Western Sydney University. MARCS, a flagship research institute at Western, investigates humans interacting with each other, their environment, and with technology. Kate’s own research investigates the psychological processes in creating, perceiving, and performing music and dance and human factors in human-machine interaction. She is author of more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, Editor-in-Chief, Music Perception (University of California Press) and Professor in Psychology at Western Sydney University (https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/marcs; @KateStevArtsSci).
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