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Using tablet technology to enhance conversations between people with dementia and their family caregivers

J.B. Orange and Kelsey Dynes, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Western University
2017 – 2018


This study determines if viewing and discussing family photos on a tablet increases the use of person-centred communication.


The six-week study is now complete and results were significant, with all participants increasing their use of person-centred communication.

  1. Fleck, M. (May 2019). Photographic memories: Using technology to connect to people with dementia. Hospital News.

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