How is the camera?
The portable camera is small and modest and it can be hanged around the neck. The clasp of the necklace is very easy to use. Whenever there is light the camera automatically takes a picture every 30 seconds. When there is not enough light or it is too dark, the camera stops taking pictures until there is enough light again.
Do I have to bring the camera during all day?
No. The idea is to put on the camera every morning, once we have finished preparing, and to take it off at night when we are going to bed. Every night, when we take off the camera we have to connect it to the computer so the images can be downloaded and the battery can be charged. Although this would be the ideal situation, you can take off the camera whenever you want and save it in its´ cover until we want to use it again.
I do not have a computer. Can I still participate?
Yes. The research group will provide all the participants (having or not having a computer) a computer, the camera and a wire to connect the camera, as well as a training session to learn the necessary procedures to use this material.
I feel the camera can invade my privacy. How can I avoid this?
The participant will always have the freedom to choose when he/she wants to take pictures and when not. You only have to cover up the camera and the data capture will stop. Remember that all the pictures that are recorded will be confidentially treated by members of the research group.
In which situations is not allowed to film?
There are certain places that require special care when taking pictures, such as: banks, hospitals or changing rooms and public restrooms, among others. If you go to any of these places at any time, you only have to cover or remove the camera during the time you stay in that place. In case you accidentally take a photo in these places, do not worry because these pictures will be automatically removed by the research team.
If I have a problem with the camera, what should I do or who should I go to?
During the entire period of time you are bringing the camera, you will have a telephone number where you will be able to contact the research team.
If someone asks me about the camera, what should I answer?
The day of the training session you will be given a card that will identify you as a participant in this study and that is for this reason that you are taking a camera with you. This same card provides the name and email of the principal investigator of the study, as well as the contact number to call in case of any doubts or problems.
Will someone teach me how to use de camera?
The training to learn how to use the material consists of a single session with the research team. During the period of time you bring the camera you will have a telephone number, to which you can call if you have any questions or problems.
How are my pictures going to be used?
The images you take with the camera will be used to develop your own intervention program to improve the memory. This program will be based on your own experiences and significant episodes, with the aim you reminisce and re-experience those episodes.
How many visits will I have to attend?
Before beginning the intervention, you will be asked to attend to an evaluation session where cognitive functions (memory, attention, concentration, etc.) are evaluated, as well as functional and emotional functions. This evaluation will be repeated as soon as the intervention ends and after 3 months.
How is the length of the intervention?
The intervention consists of 2 individual sessions per week during 10 weeks. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes and it will be leaded by an experienced neuropsychologist.