Jacob Sheahan, PhD

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Conference Proceeding, 2024
Technology caregiving: collectively re-imagining informal networks of care ︎

Sheahan, J.

AGENET Conference, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
In recognising the many ways in which care is configured and manifests, technology support in later life has become a common type of informal caregiving that remains misunderstood. While the rise of ‘senior-friendly’ technology has come with an ageing population, these often provide their own challenges to older people, seen to limit and infantilise them,yet with the genral growth of digital healthcare applications, caregiving as design support has become a key aspect of informal caring. In examining the experiences of technology caregiving amongst older adults across Scotland, we highlight the potential intergenerational and maintenance qualities that these emergent forms of informal care provide.

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