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older adults, caregivers, social challenges, support, cognitive impairment


As the world population ages, more older adults prefer to age in a place which offers them better life qualities and autonomy but demands increased commitments of caregivers. The development of technology can be great aid in daily lives yet significant gaps persist in supporting older adults with impaired cognition aging in place. This study aimed to explore the perspective of caregivers on technology when assisting cognition impaired older adults at home. It sought to understand the needs of the caregivers in this context. The study also briefly addressed Artificial Intelligence (AI) in caregiving, considering its growing use. Five caregivers of cognitively impaired older adults were interviewed using a semi-structured approach, focusing on the caregivers’ experiences with technology and their attitudes toward potential AI assistance.

Caregivers expressed positive attitudes toward technology’s role in elder care, however, a major gap in the usage of technology was the cognitively impairing older adults lacked the ability to learn and operate certain devices available on the market. Privacy concerns regarding AI usage were prominent among participants. The research highlighted the challenges of technology adoption for cognitively impaired older adults. While recognizing its potential, concerns about usability and privacy issues were evident.


Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies (FAHCS)


Bachelor of Social and Community Development

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Meng, s., (2024). Technology to Support Aging in Place: The Perspective of Caregivers [Unpublished poster]. Sheridan College.


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