Knowing and supporting adults with cognitive impairment as users of technology

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The purpose of the research in this theme is to generate new knowledge of the conditions for technology use in adults living and ageing with cognitive impairment of different origin and severity (MCI, dementia, developmental disorders, ABI)  in relation to the demands that technology put on users.

Eventually these studies will provide new, generic, knowledge of the interplay between users of technology in different environments/contexts and how this may influence their participation, lifestyle and health. A database has been created, holding data on the ability to use everyday technology in people with and without cognitive impairment. Longitudinal studies (MCI 5 year-study) as well as studies in other countries, and intervention studies are included. This project also includes studies of E-health technologies and studies performed in collaboration with the Swedish Brainpower network (e.g. the memory clinic in Mölndahl/Sahlgrenska).


Louise Nygård together with Camilla Malinowsky, and Anders Kottorp (UIC, USA)  


At Karolinska Institutet

Lena Rosenberg, Mandana Fallahpour, Annika Öhman, Annicka Hedman, Ann-Helen Patomella, Brittmari Uppgard, Cecilia Bråkenhielm Olsson

Outside of Karolinska Institutet

Professor Rumi Tanemura’s research team at Kobe University, Japan, Manuela Ferreira in Portugal, Torhild Holte in Norway, Tina Helle & her co-workers in Denmark, Meryl Lovarini in Australia, Anders Wallin, Sahlgrenska akademin, Maria Larsson-Lund, LTU.


Charlotta Ryd, Monica Hällgren, Elin Pettersson


Swedish Research Council (VR), Swedish Brainpower (SBP), Nationella Forskarskolan i Vård (NFV), Strategiska Forskningsområdet Vård (SFO-V), Stockholm County Council (ALF), FORTE.

Also, see the following projects on CACTUS’ webpage: INDUCT