Know-me: A toolkit for designing personalised dementia care

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Abstract

Personalisation is a crucial element in providing person-centred care for people with de-mentia. This paper presents the development and evaluation of a design toolkit to facilitate the work of designers and healthcare professionals in personalising dementia care. This toolkit, named “Know-me”, was grounded in the findings of Ergonomics in Aging, Co-design, and Data-enabled Design, derived from literature review and from the field during a four-year doctorate project. “Know-me” was designed to be easily accessible, flexible, and engaging, providing concrete and hands-on guidance for designers and healthcare professionals to use in designing for personalised dementia care. A proof-of-concept evaluation of the “Know-me” toolkit was conducted via student projects on design for dementia care. During this process, we found that “Know-me” could be adapted flexibly so that the care team could use some of the tools by themselves. A feature-by-feature comparison of the “Know-me” toolkit with similar state-of-the-art toolkits was conducted, and based upon this, the strengths and weaknesses of the “Know-me” toolkit are discussed. This preliminary study indicates that the “Know-me” toolkit is a helpful addition to the current pool of toolkits on designing for dementia care.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5662
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume18
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Co-design
  • Data-enabled design
  • Dementia
  • Design education
  • Design tool
  • Ergonomics
  • Human-centred design
  • Nursing homes
  • Personalised dementia care

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