Development and Evaluation of a Personalized Multimedia System for Reminiscence Therapy in Alzheimer’s Patients

Vardit Sarne-Fleischmann, Noam Tractinsky

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Abstract

This study examines the effectiveness of a personalized multimedia system developed for the use of Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers. The system was developed iteratively using the opinions and observations of patients and their caregivers as the primary evaluation mechanisms. Five Alzheimer patients and their caregivers participated in the evaluation study. The results indicate high user-satisfaction levels from the experiences with the system and a strong tendency towards a repeated use. The system was found effective in prompting conversations and in evoking personal memories; The results also show a clear preference of personal over general material when both were available.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-96
JournalInternational Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing
Volume1
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2008

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