Development of an online platform to support the network of caregivers of people with dementia

Renée Verwey*, Miranda van Berlo, Saskia Duymelinck, Sarah Willard, Erik van Rossum

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In the Netherlands, care technology is used insufficiently to support people with dementia, their family and professional caregivers. In this project we integrate a range of services and applications into an online platform, with the aim to strengthen these networks and to support communication between their members. The prototype of the platform was made in an iterative user centered way. Semi structured (group) interviews were conducted to specify the requirements. The platform consists of 'cubes' with information about dementia (care), video communication options, a calendar and a care plan. The first prototype of the platform was valued by the participants, but privacy matters and registration issues were pointed out when using a shared care plan. Additional applications to monitor health and safety will be integrated in the second prototype. This prototype will be tested on its usability, feasibility and desirability during a pilot study in spring 2016.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNursing Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

SeriesStudies in Health Technology and Informatics

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