Memory Aids for Older People

Joy Goodman, Steve Brewster, Phil Gray


Memory loss and dementia affect a significant number of people. This number is growing as the proportion of older people in developed countries increases. Memory aids can improve the quality of life of these people, increasing independence and sense of control. Such aids can be made more useful by the incorporation of information about the context, for example, location. However, research in this area has so far been limited and there has been little consideration of interface factors. This paper discusses the possibilities and challenges within the context of the Utoipa project, which investigates technology and older people.

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BibTeX citation

  author = "Joy Goodman and Steve Brewster and Phil Gray",
  title = "Memory Aids for Older People",
  booktitle = "A New Research Agenda for Older Adults",
  pages = "32--33",
  year = 2002,
  editor = "Stephen Brewster and Mary Zajicek",
  month = Sep,
  annote = "At BCS HCI 2002, London, UK.
Available at",
  keywords = "older people, cognitive aspects-memory, reminder,
context-aware, methods-requirements gathering"}
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