Aline Cavalcanti Barroso is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow working for INDUCT (Interdisciplinary Network for Dementia Utilising Current Technology - www.dementiainduct.eu) in the project 'Using computer technology to enable arts and crafts for people with dementia in care homes' supervised by Professor Justine Schneider at University of Nottingham.
She graduated in Psychology from Universidade de Brasília, Brazil (2014). She also has an MSc degree in Neuropsychology from Maastricht University, Netherlands (2014-2016).
Quality of life
Using computer technology to enable arts and crafts for people with dementia in care homes (September 2016 - August 2019).
The use of digital arts apps can engage and stimulate, improve quality of life and socialization. They bring benefits to people with dementia, especially to people living in nursing homes and care homes, who are often socially excluded from participation in cultural and creative activities, which are widely available in the outside world. This research will examines the use of digital arts and crafts via touch screen tablet computers to enable access to personalized artistic activities. There will be a search for tablet apps on digital arts and crafts that people with dementia find easy to use, through an online cross-country survey to check which apps are more popular and used in care settings in the UK, Sweden and the Netherlands.