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JSW 2018 Vol.13(7): 395-406 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.13.7.395-406

Developing an APP with Taiwanese Image for Reminiscence Therapy of Dementia

Pei-Fen Wu1*, Hui-Jiun Hu2, Kuang-Yi Fan3
1Department of Information Management & Master program in Digital Content Technology and Management, National Chunghua University of Education. 2, Shi-Da Road, Changhua City 500, Taiwan. (R.O.C.)
2Department of Visual Arts, National Chiayi University. 85, Wenlong, Minhsiung, Chiayi County 621, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
3The Graduate Institute of Animation and Multimedia Design, National University of Tainan. 33, Sec. 2, Shu-Lin St., Tainan 700, Taiwan. (R.O.C.)


Abstract—With the changing population structure, aging of the population becomes a prominent topic that each country attaches great importance to. Many studies have been devoted to delaying the progression of dementia in the elderly, and reminiscence therapy as one of the main non-drug therapies can effectively slow down the deterioration of dementia patients. Most dementia patients remember the past and enjoy talking about their memories. This kind of life review is also a self-help method of repairing progressive brain unresponsiveness. Narration and re-storying is one of the ways to help dementia patients stimulate and restore their memories. Therefore, this study includes observing the reminiscence therapy behavior of dementia patients and caregivers in a day care center at hospital, analyses the existing storytelling system, 185 questionnaires surveyed about old Taiwan are conducted in eight categories to match the reminiscence imagery therapy, then develops the ReStor APP, and plans and implements the design of acceptable technology experiences for dementia patients. The study expects to slow down the mental decline of patient’s and fill the memory voids of the elderly and their families. The research developmental the APP that providing reference values for specific elderly user experiences in Taiwan, the images database is used will benefit in providing reference for the design of memory for Taiwan’s elderly.

Index Terms—Dementia, digital storytelling, elderly, reminiscence therapy.

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Cite: Pei-Fen Wu, Hui-Jiun Hu, Kuang-Yi Fan, "Developing an APP with Taiwanese Image for Reminiscence Therapy of Dementia," Journal of Software vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 395-406, 2018.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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