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Supportive Technology for Seniors 65+ with Memory Loss
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA RESEARCH STUDY

Ease e-Home: Voice Assisted Smart Technologies to Support Older Adults with Memory Loss and Their Caregivers

Seeking Participants!

For more information, please visit our project website is: https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/easeehome/

Our project is featured on CBC News:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/study-alexa-voice-1.4720165


PURPOSE: Our study examines the impact of voice-assisted technology connect to smart devices on quality of life, social connections, well-being and daily living.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
? Community-dwelling adults age 65 and older with mild to moderate memory loss and their family caregiver, living in Victoria
? Wireless home internet
? Family caregiver has a smartphone
? Senior has a phone (doesn't need to be a smartphone)
? Both the caregiver and the care recipient are willing to participate over a 6-month period

WHAT WILL YOU BE ASKED TO DO?
o Initial assessment: Both caregiver and care recipient must complete an initial 45-minute assessment
o Interviews: Both participants must complete surveys and qualitative interviews every 2 months
o Care recipients must be willing to participate in neuropsychological and cognitive assessments every 2 months which take about 1 hour and will be done in the home.

COMPENSATION
There is no compensation for your participation in this study and the technologies will be removed at the end of the study, but you will contribute to the advancement of science and experience fun technology with support from researchers.

If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please contact:

Debra Sheets, Ph.D., MSN, RN, Ph.D.
Or

Yilan Shen RN,
Student, M.Sc.Nursing and Health Informatics (cand.)
University of Victoria
Phone:(250) 634-3507
Website:easeehome.com
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