Helping Caregivers with Loved Ones going through Dementia
About Care is a Probe Toolkit created to improve the lives of Caregivers for Dementia through understanding their thoughts and emotions.
Goal: To study what being a caregiver is like and provide insight on how to improve caregiving from a human centered perspective.
This was a Health Design Lab Research Assistant work. We were a part of Careteam.
Primary Caregivers are often children of the parent with Dementia. With dementia, it not only affects the elderly parent but destroy the social lives of the caregiver.
Right now there are only apps that help with physical and technical support, but emotional support is equally as important
We created probes that asked caregivers about their daily activities, support circle and pains and gains.
This is to gain more insight on what type of struggles the caregivers have.
Ways of Support
Emotional support is very simple. Starting a conversation through sharing memories makes both you and your elderly parent happy.
Giving a simple positive nudge could motivate the elderly parent to work towards goals.