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Assistive technology, telecare and dementia: some implications of current policies and guidance

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Electronic assistive and telecare technologies in England and Wales have moved in less than a decade from being a fringe interest of a few enthusiasts – principally from within the dementia care community - to mainstream provision in some areas. This paper traces the emergence and development of this technology and government policy, and offers some thoughts on the impact these changes may have on its use in dementia care settings.

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Author(s): Woolham J, Gibson G, Clarke P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Research Policy and Planning

Year: 2006

Volume: 24

Issue: 3

Pages: 149-164

Print publication date: 01/01/2006

ISSN (print): 0264-519X

Publisher: Social Services Research Group