Research on Cognitive Training of Digital Application System Introducing Reminiscence Therapy for the Experience of People with Dementia

Pei Fen Wu, Hui Jiun Hu, Wen Fu Wang, Kuang Yi Fan, Chun We Huang

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Abstract

Dementia is a very common disease among the elderly, and its main symptom is cognitive dysfunction. Relevant research suggests that the course of dementia can be delayed through non-pharmacological intervention. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to develop a cognitive training system with the aid of digital technology to help people with dementia strengthen their brain and slow their cognitive function degradation. This research cooperates with the Changhua Christian Hospital in Taiwan, and the research subjects are a total of 16 mild dementia patients with an average age of 79.6 years old, who are divided into a traditional group and a digital group. The experimental tool is the “Recall” digital cognitive application system, as developed by this research, which includes sharing nostalgic storytelling and the introduction of technology for cognitive training. There are five types of systematic cognitive training questions: quiz questions, calculation questions, puzzle questions, weight questions, and silhouette questions, which mainly train memory, logic, and concentration. After treatment, the subjects are investigated via behavior observation, questionnaires, and interviews to learn their perceptions of the usability and experience of digital cognitive application systems for patients with dementia, and the Pearson correlation coefficient is used to analyze the relevance of the four factors of the experience, namely, feel, sense, relate, and think. The results show that the experience of using this system is significantly related in the factors of sense, relate, and think. On the whole, the application system developed in this research should have benefit in the introduction of technology into reminiscence therapy for patients with mild dementia via cognitive training through games.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2020 – Late Breaking Papers
Subtitle of host publicationUniversal Access and Inclusive Design - 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings
EditorsConstantine Stephanidis, Margherita Antona, Qin Gao, Jia Zhou
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages763-777
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783030601485
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event22nd International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCII 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 2020 Jul 192020 Jul 24

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12426 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCII 2020
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period20-07-1920-07-24

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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