Cognitive rehabilitation technology should be accessible physically and in terms of cost, taking into account the mobility problems and the low income of many older people with dementia. To increase the accessibility of technology it is necessary to deliver it at low cost or promote the financing of licenses for people with dementia.
Programs for cognitive rehabilitation for people with dementia may be inaccessible due to high costs or difficulty getting access to the location that provides the program because of mobility issues. Technology associated with cognitive rehabilitation or stimulation should be accessible to all those who could benefit from it. Technologies for cognitive rehabilitation should be accessible at home, especially in people living in rural areas or with mobility problems who are not able to travel to a center to perform cognitive rehabilitation.
ThemesAccessibility Economic constraints Physical impairment
Target groupsHealth technology assessment People living with dementia Policymakers Researchers
Type of evidence
RCT Gradior Validation
Fumero Vargas, G., Franco Martin, M.A., Perea Bartolomé, M.V. (2009). Start-up and study of usability of a computer cognitive rehabilitation program “Gradior” in the treatment of neurocognitive deficits (Doctoral thesis), Department of basic psychology, psychobiology and methodology of behavioural sciences, Faculty of psychology, University of Salamanca, Spain.