October 2021

Reduced care burden and improved quality of life in African American family caregivers: Positive impact of personalized assistive technology

Journal: Technology & Healthcare, 2021 | Collaborators: Emory University Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center & MapHabit, Inc.BACKGROUND: African Americans living with dementia are considered less likely to seek formal institutionalized elder care and more likely to be managed in the home by family-member caregivers. Assistive technologies (the use of smart visual devices like tablets and phones) can be used effectively to guide memory-impaired individuals with a sequence of pictures showing steps to complete activities of daily living, e.g., bathing, toileting, dressing. Assistive technology so far has not been generally embraced in African American communities. [button link="https://content.iospress.com/articles/technology-and-health-care/thc213049" newwindow="yes"] Read More[/button]