Increased independence

Evidence
Results from studies show significant evidence that Abilia´s cognitive assistive products contribute to increased independence, facilitate independent living and promote wellbeing. 

Users feel that they need less support and are less dependent on others to carry out both their daily routines as well as specific activities and become more confident in their ability to plan and mange life on their own. Use of the tools allows them to grow and mature in adulthood, giving them greater autonomy in life, at home, study or work and promoting wellbeing.

Carers, relatives and family experience that users get more independent, have an improved mood and an increased capacity to cope with life on their own.

They experience:

  • less calls and questions about the day of the week or the time of the day from the users.
  • reduced need for them to remind the users of different activities.
  • users stopped leaving their flat at night and stopped disturbing neighbors.

Abilia products
MEMOday, MEMOmessenger, MEMOdayplanner, MEMOplanner, Handi, Night-and Day Calendar, Quarter Hour Watch, Time Log

Sources
The result is based on 17 studies including around 760 persons, elderly with dementia or children, youngsters, adults with cognitive and psychological disabilities as well as family, carers and clinical staff. 

Adolfsson 2014, Arvidsson 2006, Bakken 2014, Bengtsson 2010, Dahlin 2013, Gatu 2003, Grön 2014, Hagen 2006, Janeslött 2014, Jonsson 2008, Lindstedt 2013, Meland 2015, Mellgren 2015, Pettersson 2008, Svahn 2010, Thagesson 2015 and Topo 2007.