TableĀ 1

Topic areas explored within individual participant interviews

GP Interviews
  • Knowledge and experience of technology to assist people with dementia.

  • Experiences of accessing information and giving information to people with dementia.

  • Knowledge and experience of referring people with dementia for AT.

  • Their views on commissioning AT for people with dementia.

People with dementia and carers
  • General feelings about the use of technology to assist people with dementia.

  • Views about speciality designed AT used in dementia care (via demonstration photographs).

  • Current use or non-use of AT as everyday technology and specially developed AT.

  • Experiences or accessing both information about AT and specific devices.

  • Views regarding the use of or non-use of AT as dementia progress.

  • AT, assistive technology; GP, general practitioner.