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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Grant Gibson,
Dr Lisa Newton,
Dr Gary Pritchard,
Dr Tracy Finch,
Professor Katie Brittain,
Professor Dame Louise Robinson
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).
In this review we explore the provision of assistive technology products and services currently available for people with dementia within the United Kingdom. A scoping review of assistive technology products and services currently available highlighted 171 products or product types and 331 services. In addition, we assimilated data on the amount and quality of information provided by assistive technology services alongside assistive technology costs. We identify a range of products available across three areas: assistive technology used by', with' and on' people with dementia. Assistive technology provision is dominated by telecare' provided by local authorities, with services being subject to major variations in pricing and information provision; few currently used available resources for assistive technology in dementia. We argue that greater attention should be paid to information provision about assistive technology services across an increasingly mixed economy of dementia care providers, including primary care, local authorities, private companies and local/national assistive technology resources.
Author(s): Gibson G, Newton L, Pritchard G, Finch T, Brittain K, Robinson L
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 01/07/2016
Online publication date: 05/05/2014
Acceptance date: 01/01/1900
Date deposited: 13/09/2016
ISSN (print): 1471-3012
ISSN (electronic): 1741-2684
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.
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