Do Seniors Find Digital Reminiscence Meaningful? A User Study

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    Abstract

    Reminiscence as a mental and social process gains more meaningfulness when people get older. In this paper, we present a study of the needs and potential of a reminiscence digital tool to support well-being of seniors living at home. The results show that whilst reminiscence is perceived important social and family activity for the seniors, and they are quite familiar with using computers and Internet in their daily life, there still are challenges for the seniors to utilize digital tools for reminiscence. In particular, digital tools should support better the social aspects of reminiscence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event5th International Conference on Serviceology, ICServ 2017 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 12 Jul 201714 Jul 2017

    Conference

    Conference5th International Conference on Serviceology, ICServ 2017
    Abbreviated titleICServ 2017
    CountryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period12/07/1714/07/17

    Keywords

    • reminiscence
    • digital tool
    • seniors
    • elderly
    • user study

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    Niemelä, M., Kulju, M., Ylikauppila, M., & Määttä, H. (2017). Do Seniors Find Digital Reminiscence Meaningful? A User Study. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Serviceology, ICServ 2017, Vienna, Austria.