Use of Telecare to Support People with Dementia to Remain Living in their Own Homes

Short Title Telecare to Support People at Home
Category Post Diagnosis
Organisation University of Southampton
Contact Name Katherine Penny
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Sector Research
Region Hampshire
Postcode SO171TL
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The project will use modelling techniques to explore the potential role of telecare in supporting care delivery, enabling people with dementia to remain within their own homes for longer and out of long term institutional care. These techniques will contribute to the overall cost-benefit analysis of telecare, determining whether the intervention would be beneficial (and for whom) if it were rolled out on a larger scale.


This research will lead to the development of a discrete event simulation (DES) model which will be used to examine the facilitating or obstructive factors that influence telecare uptake and its success for people with dementia

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