The American Journal of Occupational Therapy; Bethesda Vol. 71, Iss. 5, (Sep/Oct 2017): 1-8.
[...]of the rapid worldwide increase in the older population, the prevalence of dementia and of its common precursor, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), is increasing (Alzheimer's Disease International, 2015). [...]much hope is placed on ICTs (e.g., smartphones, tablets) in the area of e-health as facilitators and problem solvers for the aging population (Cason, 2015; Koch, 2010). The environmental docility hypothesis assumes that the more complex the environment is, the greater the challenges are for people with reduced abilities to manage at home and in society (Lawton & Nahemow, 1973). Because ETs may add complexity to these contexts, it is important for health care professionals to explore and understand the association between the ability to use ETs and activity involvement, specifically, the frequency of performing instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) and social tasks in both the home and the community. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.