Redeveloping game set for living alone elderly with dementia using participatory action research approach in hong kong

Alex Pui Yuk King, Kin Wai Michael Siu

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Aging population comprises 12% of the global population in 2015 constitutes a deep pressure on existing social protection and health care system. There is no doubt that prevalence of dementia will continue to accelerate alongside the world’s ageing population and even more quickly in Asian countries. Government reports shown that the proportion of elderly living alone gradually increase that lowered the accessibility to regular social connections, mutual support and communication with people. This paper discusses co-design experience of game sets through participatory research with living alone elderly with dementia, game sets for cognitive impairment should compose with different stages to become more flexible due to diverse cognitive abilities. They should cover at least two areas of training focus underpinned by the principles of universal design. Research finding will help improve the patient’s participation due to unfavourable design of existing play tools that may harm the result of training.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Design for Inclusion - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Design for Inclusion
EditorsGiuseppe Di Bucchianico, Pete F. Kercher
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9783319605968
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventAHFE 2017 International Conference on Design for Inclusion, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201721 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


ConferenceAHFE 2017 International Conference on Design for Inclusion, 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles


  • Dementia
  • Elderly living alone
  • Participatory action research
  • Universal design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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