Resources in terms of self-initiated management strategies and learning potential in technology use among people with MCI/AD
The overall aim of this research is to provide new knowledge of conditions for maintaining and facilitating engagement in activities, and competent technology use in older adults with mild cognitive impairment, MCI or mild stage Alzheimer’s disease, AD, based on explorations of their resources. Specifically, the outlined sub-studies aim to identify and explore their resources in terms of self-initiated strategies for problem-solving and potentials for learning and adaptation in everyday activities and work, particularly those related to technology use.
Based on earlier research, a tool will be developed for identification of individuals’ resources in terms of how everyday problems are met and problems are solved, focusing on people with MCI or dementia. The research also includes a pilot application of emerging guidelines for how competent use of new and former known technology could be systematically supported in people with MCI and people with mild AD.
Elin Pettersson, Rina Kaptain
The Doctoral School in Health Care Sciences at KI (NFO), Strategiska Forskningsområdet Vård (SFO-V), Stockholm County Council (ALF), Swedish Research Council (VR), FORTE