Funding for this research was provided by:
Forskningsrådet om Hälsa, Arbetsliv och Välfärd (2014–4913)
the Italian Ministry of Welfare (DGRM 1335/2011)
Received: 7 February 2020
Accepted: 24 November 2020
First Online: 2 December 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Participation was entirely voluntary and signed informed consent was sought from the interested participants, both the persons with dementia and their IC, throughout the TECH@HOME and UP-TECH research studies. If the individual could not provide consent due to reasons of being legally incompetent, substituted informed consent was sought from a family member or friend. Additionally, the TECH@HOME study was approved by the Regional Ethical Review Board in Lund, Sweden, (reference number Dnr 2015/520) and is registered at ExternalRef removed (ExternalRef removed). The UP-TECH project received approval from the Italian Regional Ethical Committee (Comitato Etico Regionale), and was recorded at ExternalRef removed (ExternalRef removed) [CitationRef removed, CitationRef removed].
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare no competing interests.