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People with dementia watch television! But why?
Certec, Department of Design Sciences, Lund University.
Ageing and Design Programme, Department of Design Sciences, Lund University.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0563-3635
2009 (English)In: Dementia, design and technology: time to get involved / [ed] Päivi Topo & Britt Östlund, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2009, Vol. 24, 29-43 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article explores the way in which television viewing contribute to a sense of coherence, in the salutogenic way of emphasising the healthy parts of a person. Participatory observations were carried out at a department for people with dementia who watched TV in the common TV room. Previous research points at TV viewing as an important routine in everyday life and as an active occupation as opposed to assumptions about TV viewing being passive. This study confirm these results and shows that television viewing contributes to keep up with routines in an unproblematic way. TV viewing has a role in generating communication and shared experiences from what persons jointly watch. This communication is recommended to be developed as a part of the caring strategy. Programme content can also be developed to better fit the needs and demands of old viewers with dementia.

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Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2009. Vol. 24, 29-43 p.
Series
Assistive Technology Research Series, ISSN 1383-813X ; 24
Keyword [en]
dementia; experiences; nursing homes; routines; watching television
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Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-915DOI: 10.3233/978-1-58603-950-9-29ISBN: 978-1-58603-950-9 (print)ISBN: 978-1-60750-392-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:rkh-915DiVA: diva2:738595
Available from: 2014-08-18 Created: 2014-08-18 Last updated: 2015-03-17Bibliographically approved

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