Clare Cutler: Benefits of a technology group on the quality of life for people with dementia living within the community

Researcher: Clare Cutler

Clare Cutler joined Bournemouth University Dementia Institute (BUDI) in May 2012 as a Research Assistant and as a part time PhD student in October 2012. In July 2013, Clare became BUDI’s Project Manager. During Clare’s time in BUDI she has been involved in many research projects alongside the PhD studies, which have included; Dementia Friendly Communities, Dementia Friendly Tourism, Gateway to Rural Initiatives in International Dementia, the Cupcake Club, Movement and Music, Tales of the Sea and the Technology Club.

Clare’s doctoral research takes the Technology Club project to the next level. This project is funded by Bournemouth Borough Council and aims to provide people with dementia access to technology (Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Apple iPad and Xbox Kinect). This doctoral study will investigate the benefits of a technology group on the quality of life for people with dementia living within the community. This intervention study will record quality of life measures from two groups of people living within the community with in Dorset area pre and post intervention with a six month follow up measure.

 

Conference Presentations:

Alzheimer Europe in Vienna (2012): Developing International Rural Dementia Care Service Excellence

British Society of Gerontology in Oxford (2013): Using technology to engage people with dementia

Alzheimer Europe in Malta (2013): Tales of the sea: engaging people with dementia in maritime archaeology

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