Resources in terms of self-initiated management strategies and learning potential in activities and in technology use among people with MCI or dementia

Based on earlier research, a tool has been developed for identification of individuals’ resources in terms of how everyday problems are met and solved, focusing on people with MCI or dementia. The first reference given below presents an overview of this literature.

For many years, we have had a particular interest in providing new knowledge of conditions for maintaining and facilitating participation and engagement in activities, and for competent technology use in older adults with mild cognitive impairment, MCI or mild stage dementia, based on explorations of their resources. Specifically, our aim has been to identify and explore their resources in terms of self-initiated strategies for management and problem-solving and potentials for learning and adaptation in everyday activities and work, also related to technology use.

This tool is currently being tested in research and clinical practice, with a start in the project Dementia or mild cognitive impairment: @ work in progress (see separate CACTUS webpage). In Luleå, the tool is tried out among people with acquired brain injury (see the second reference below).


At KI: Louise Nygård

At LTU: Maria Larsson Lund


FORTE’s program support and FORTE under the framework of the JPI MYBL.

Earlier also Strategiska Forskningsområdet Vård (SFO-V) at KI.


Nygård L, Ryd C, Astell A, Nedlund A-C, Boger J, Mäki Petäjä Leinonen A, Issakainen M, Larsson-Lund, M. (2021). Self-Initiated Management Approaches in Everyday Occupations used by People with Acquired Cognitive Impairment. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1-13.

Monika Lindberg, Eva Månsson Lexell, Maria Ranner & Maria Larsson Lund (2023). Self-initiated management strategies in digitalized work and everyday life – experiences of people with cognitive difficulties due to neurological disorders. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 30:4, 559-571.

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