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Authors: Irene Müller ; Matthias Mertin and Rolf M.A.

Affiliation: University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany

ISBN: 978-989-758-251-6

Keyword(s): Dementia, Wandering, GPS System, Family Caregiver, Safety, Autonomy, Ethics.

Abstract: Family caregivers take on a responsible task when caring for people with dementia showing the phenomenon of wandering. Technical systems like Global Positioning Systems (GPS) could support them in this respect. So far, there are no empirical studies in the German-speaking area that illustrate the attitude and acceptance of family caregivers on this subject. The subjective perspective of the family caregivers has now been ascertained after a systematic literature review and the selection of a qualitative research design based on n=14 problem-centered interviews. As a result, family caregivers endorse the use of technical devices to ensure safe areas of movement for people with dementia in cases where the benefit is recognizable and the handling is uncomplicated. Ethical questions are a major challenge for family caregivers as they have to make decisions for people with dementia that conflicts with autonomy and safety.

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Müller, I.; Mertin, M. and M.A., R. (2017). Technology as an Area of Conflict between Autonomy and Safety - Acceptance and Attitudes of Family Caregivers in Regard to Technical Assistance to Ensure Safe Areas of Movement for People with Dementia Diseases.In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, ISBN 978-989-758-251-6, pages 127-134. DOI: 10.5220/0006283001270134

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