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  1. Living with a Smart House for a Person with Dementia Tim Adlam Bath Institute of Medical Engineering www.bime.org.uk | t.d.adlam@bath.ac.uk | +44 1225 824 103

  2. Living with Dementia… do we need to know? can we know? how can we know?

  3. PART OF THE BRAIN AFFECTED BY THE DISEASE WEATHER SEASON PHASE OF THE MOON CULTURE NOISE HEAT LIGHT ACTIVITIES GARDEN ATMOSPHERE HOUSING/BUILDING INCOME BREAKS NEIGHBOURS FRIENDS STAFF RELATIVES PERSONALITY SENSORY IMPAIRMENT ILLNESS MEDICATION STRESS HISTORY FOOD PAIN STAFF MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING CARER SUPPORT AND TRAINING a person with dementia

  4. Beginning the journey … Keeping the thread Names, faces, places memory

  5. Finding out • Presence • Ask • Listen • Sense • Analyse • Respond

  6. Beginning the journey … • Supporting independence • Prompts • Reminders • In and out of the home • Reducing isolation • Communications • Enabling carers to care • Reducing the burden • Time for enjoyment • Supporting leisure time

  7. Keeping the thread Names, faces, places My own life memory Time Task Space orientation Knowing the words What to say? connection … the middle of the journey …

  8. Finding out • Presence • Ask • Listen • Sense • Analyse • Respond

  9. … the middle of the journey … • Supporting life • Sleep, food, personal care • Reducing isolation • Communication • Enabling carers to care • Reducing the burden • Time for enjoyment • Supporting leisure time • Accessible activities

  10. Asking and Listening Have you noticed anything about this flat when you get out of bed at night? The lights come on That’s right `cause that doesn’t normally happen does it unless you switch them on Yes And do you think that’s useful? It’s very useful ..yes to.. if you get out of bed and it’s dark and you can’t see where you are and what you are about and it is a good thing to have the lights come on.

  11. Total of Continuous Sleep Sessions of >1 Hour per Night 3 week period before switch on 3 week period after switch on MEAN MEAN MEAN 3 week period in November 7 6 5 4 Sleep / Hours 3 2 1 Days

  12. memory making sense of now connection beyond words … the end of the journey. enjoying the moment

  13. Finding out • Presence • Ask • Listen • Sense • Analyse • Respond

  14. … the end of the journey. Presence TIME Connection Enjoying the moment