Take part in society and influence everyday life

Evidence
Research studies show that Abilia´s cognitive assistive tools facilitate contacts, communication and participation with others in social situations.

The users find themselves taking more initiatives to interact and make contact with other people and participate more in different activities. Using Abilia´s electronical time and planning tools gives the users better ability to cope with difficult situations, making them feel more relaxed, relieving their anxiety and making them more comfortable in social situations. Thus, making them feel as a part of society with the possibility to influence everyday life.

Family members and carers find that it is easier to interact and communicate with the users and that their relationship with the users improves. They also experience a higher willingness and motivation from the users to participate in social situation.

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

Sources
The findings are based on 8 research studies including 504 participants, elderly with dementia, children, youngsters and adults with cognitive- or psychological disabilities as well as family, carers and clinical staff. 

Adolfsson 2015, Bakken 2014, Dahlin 2013, Lindstedt 2013, Mattsson 2009, Meland 2015, Mellgren 2009 and Wennberg 2010.