FIT Decision Aid: Matching the Needs of People with Dementia and Caregivers with Products and Services

  • Nazli CilaEmail author
  • Hester van Zuthem
  • Fleur Thomése
  • Wilma Otten
  • Franka Meiland
  • Ben Kröse
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10515)


Although there exist various product and services to support people with dementia in their everyday activities and challenges, people with dementia and their informal caregivers experience many unmet needs. In this paper, we present the ongoing development process of a decision aid that aims to reveal these unmet needs and match them with relevant support and care solutions. This entails investigating the needs of people with dementia and caregivers, making an inventory of the product and service solutions, co-creating the question articulation to be used in the decision aid and developing and testing three design concepts. We aim that the insights we gained from the tests will inspire interaction designers and researchers that investigate person-centered dementia care.


Dementia Decision aid Designing for dementia Care and wellbeing services User testing 



We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the nurses, case managers, and informal caregivers who volunteered to take part in this study; and Marieke Janssen, Jacqueline Rempt, Jolanda van Kaam-Winter, and the rest of the FIT consortium for their contribution in making the “fit” between needs and support. This project is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) and supported by AUAS program Urban Vitality.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nazli Cila
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hester van Zuthem
    • 2
  • Fleur Thomése
    • 3
  • Wilma Otten
    • 4
  • Franka Meiland
    • 5
  • Ben Kröse
    • 1
  1. 1.Digital Life CentreAmsterdam University of Applied SciencesAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Creative Care LabWaag SocietyAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of SociologyFree UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Expertise Group Child HealthTNOLeidenThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Department of PsychiatryVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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