COMPLETED

The Use of Mobile Technology Applications to Improve Communication between Care Staff and Residents in Long-term Residential Care Facilities

Wilson, R., & Small, J. (under review, 2018). Using Mobile Technology to Support Communication in Long-term Care: An Exploratory Concept Mapping Study. Poster for the 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG), October 2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Wilson, R., Cochrane, D., Mihailidis, A., & Small, J. (under review, 2018). Review and Evaluation of Mobile Applications to Support Communication in Long-term Care. Poster for the 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG), October 2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Wilson, R., Small, J., Cochrane, D., & Mihailidis, A. (ms in preparation). Review of Mobile Apps to Support Person-Centred Communication in Long-term Residential Care.

Promoting Social Citizenship for People with Dementia through Community-Based Programming

Research Team: Alison Phinney (PI), Jennifer Baumbusch, Deborah O’Connor, Barbara Purves, Elizabeth Kelson

Funder: Alzheimer Society of Canada 2015-2017

Project Description: This is an ethnographic study with two purposes: (1) to understand how community programs help support social citizenship for people with dementia; (2) to evaluate different research methods for including the perspectives and opinions of people with dementia.

The aim of this research is to better understand how community-based programming can help people with dementia remain as active and engaged citizens. While this kind of programming is becoming more common, there has been almost no research examining its impact, especially from the perspective of participants themselves. We are studying two existing programs: a social recreation club for younger people with early onset dementia, and an adult day program for frail older people, many of whom have dementia. Results of this research will support social citizenship of people with dementia by improving our ability to understand the potential benefits of community-based programming.

Promoting Social Citizenship for People with Dementia through Community-Based Programming

Kelson, E., Phinney, A. & Lowry, G. (2017). Social Citizenship, Public art and dementia: walking the urban waterfront with Paul's Club. Cogent Arts and Humanities, 4(1), 1354527.
Phinney, A. Kelson, E., Baumbusch, J., O’Connor, D. & Purves, B. (2016). Walking in the neighbourhood: performing social citizenship in dementia. Dementia,15,  381-394.

Making Art for Making Place: The Effect of Visual Art in a Transitional Care Setting

CIRCA BC: Community based research to customize a computer-based reminiscence program for BC seniors with dementia

Purves, B., Phinney, A., Hulko, W., Puurveen, G., Astell, A. (2015). CIRCA-BC and the role of the computer as a third party in social interaction. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. 30, 101-107.