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A Health Monitoring Application to Support Informal Caregivers of People with Cognitive Impairment

Stefan Lentelink, Marit Dekker, Mirka Evers, Boris van Schooten, Hermie Hermens, Monique Tabak
2018 2018 IEEE 20th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom)  
Informal caregivers of people with cognitive impairment are often concerned about the health and wellbeing of their loved ones, leading to frequent care-related visits, check-ups, and conversations.  ...  Results from focus groups we held in daily care showed a strong need for support in terms of information about the health and wellbeing of the person with cognitive impairment (PwCI).  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank both the participants and colleagues at TriviumMeulenbeltZorg for their valuable time and support.  ... 
doi:10.1109/healthcom.2018.8531147 dblp:conf/healthcom/LentelinkDESHT18 fatcat:6kzbozxzpjhkfdbxyly3m7ozbe

Two examples of online eHealth platforms for supporting people living with cognitive impairments and their caregivers

Vassilis Solachidis, Ioannis Paliokas, Nicholas Vretos, Konstantinos Votis, Ulises Cortés, Dimitrios Tzovaras
2018 Proceedings of the 11th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference on - PETRA '18  
Both approaches were initiated in 2016 with the ambition to provide new integrated care services to people living with cognitive impairments, including Dementia, Alzheimer and Parkinson disease, as well  ...  as to their home caregivers towards a long-term increase in quality of life and autonomy at home.  ...  INTRODUCTION In the light of the increasing interest of people living with cognitive impairments, their caregivers and the medical and social professionals on Information and Communication Technologies  ... 
doi:10.1145/3197768.3201556 dblp:conf/petra/SolachidisPVVCT18 fatcat:w4owfbmntjc2fptfvsvubfb2gi

Factors influencing Smart Health Technologies adoption for People with Dementia and their Informal Caregivers: A Scoping Review and Design Framework. (Preprint)

Estefanía Guisado-Fernández, Guido Giunti, Laura M Mackey, Catherine Blake, Brian Michael Caulfield
2018 JMIR Aging  
Smart Health technologies (s-Health technologies) are being developed to support people with dementia (PwD) and their informal caregivers at home, to improve care and reduce the levels of burden and stress  ...  The aim of this study was to review existing literature to explore the factors influencing PwD and their informal caregivers' adoption of s-Health technologies for home care.  ...  The use of smartwatches for health monitoring in home-based dementia care. 2015, Boletsis C. et al. Ethical considerations in electronic monitoring of the cognitively impaired. 2017, Yang YT. et al.  ... 
doi:10.2196/12192 pmid:31518262 pmcid:PMC6716546 fatcat:qqyekpy6jrdg7au3bqheksjjna

Mobile-Health Applications for the Efficient Delivery of Health Care Facility to People with Dementia (PwD) and Support to Their Carers: A Survey

Kanwal Yousaf, Zahid Mehmood, Tanzila Saba, Amjad Rehman, Asmaa Mahdi Munshi, Riad Alharbey, Muhammad Rashid
2019 BioMed Research International  
The caregivers or carers of dementia people provide critical support to them but are subject to negative health outcomes because of burden and stress.  ...  The purpose of this comprehensive study is to identify, appraise, and synthesize the existing evidence on the use of mHealth applications (apps) as a healthcare resource for people with dementia and their  ...  Acknowledgments This work was supported by AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) Lab, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2019/7151475 fatcat:fyd6jwtobzc2zndt7cwnasaqka

Caregiverspro-Mmd Project: Pilot Operation Manual

M. Antomarini, F. Cesaroni, M. Petrone, F. Scocchera, M. Bérard, I. Landrin, L. Malherbe, K. Paulson, E. Wolverson, P. Zafeiridi, R. Dunn, J. Ruiz Moreno (+3 others)
2016 Zenodo  
The current report aims to develop the methodology to be used along the recruitment period, the pilot stage and the data analysis of CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD project.  ...  support to people living with mild cognitive impairment or dementia (mild to moderate) and their primary caregivers. • Organization of meetings, display posters, elaboration of hand-out information sheets  ...  with sensitive health monitoring tools and the possibility of putting all the different people living with mild cognitive impairment or dementia (mild to moderate) into direct contact; both the dyad as  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.825698 fatcat:xzifzyh5jfbhrbsapjnz73cwxq

Usability of a New eHealth Monitoring Technology That Reflects Health Care Needs for Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments and Their Informal and Formal Caregivers

Fatma Cossu-Ergecer, Marit Dekker, Bert-Jan F. van Beijnum, Monique Tabak
2018 Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies  
The aim of this study was to evaluate an eHealth monitoring application (HELMA) that provides insight in the health status of older adults with cognitive impairments (CI) independently living at home and  ...  Results showed that HELMA is a useful supplement in the current care for older adults with cognitive impairments. The average SUS score of HELMA of formal caregivers indicated "good" usability.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We would like to thank the informal and formal caregivers and clients of TriviumMeulenbeltZorg for participating in the development of HELMA and the actual study.  ... 
doi:10.5220/0006639301970207 dblp:conf/biostec/Cossu-ErgecerDB18 fatcat:u3jnqkepnzfnplaweqybzxch4y

Support Monitoring and Reminder Technology for Mild Dementia (SMART4MD) Effects of a digital platform adapted specifically for persons with mild cognitive impairment: Study Protocol for a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial (Preprint)

Peter Anderberg, Pilar Barnestein-Fonseca, Jose Guzman-Parra, Maite Garolera, María Quintana, Fermin Mayoral, Evi Lemmens, Johan Sanmartin Berglund
2019 JMIR Research Protocols  
A digital platform (Support Monitoring and Reminder for Mild Dementia; SMART4MD) is created to improve or maintain the quality of life for people with mild cognitive impairment (PwMCI) and their carers  ...  Recent technology advancements can help support the day-to-day living activities at home for people with cognitive impairments.  ...  SMART4MD is a general e-health application which has been adapted specifically for mild dementia and mild cognitive impairment through a structured process involving the participation of users and informal  ... 
doi:10.2196/13711 pmid:31228177 pmcid:PMC6611150 fatcat:qurritruc5dwbal2iclbxkj6xi

CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD: Community Services, Helping Patients with Dementia and Caregivers Connect with Others for Evaluation, Support and to Improve the Care Experience

Cristian Barrué Subirana, Atia Cortés Martínez, Ulises Cortés García, Frédéric Tétard, Xavier Gironès
2017 Journal of Computacion y Sistemas  
In this paper, we present the design of a mHealth application that is specifically targeted to caregivers and persons with mild to moderate dementia.  ...  The result is CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD: a tool integrating a broader diagnostic approach, incorporating the live-in family caregiver-patient dyad and considering this dyad as the unit of care.  ...  Acknowledgements Authors are partially supported by the project Self-management interventions and mutual assistance community services, helping patients with dementia and caregivers connect with others  ... 
doi:10.13053/cys-21-1-2580 fatcat:b5ot6q3iwfgzjhf46ritr7ntfi

The Use of Information and Communication Technology in Elderly and Patients with Dementia

Peter Osvath, Attila Kovacs, Adrienn Boda- Jorg, Tamas Tenyi, Sandor Fekete, Viktor Voros
2018 Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research  
Modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT) may significantly improve health care of the elderly.  ...  relieve the burden of their relatives and caregivers.  ...  useful in the early stages of dementia) Schaller [9] Interactive web interface (European Health Monitor Dementia Portal) Caregivers (6 people) and relatives (26 people) of patients with Alzheimer's  ... 
doi:10.4172/2167-7182.1000475 fatcat:sro6f7n42zgmvaofztauqwqb6a

Information and Communication Technologies for the Activities of Daily Living in Older Patients with Dementia: A Systematic Review

Grazia D'Onofrio, Daniele Sancarlo, Francesco Ricciardi, Francesco Panza, Davide Seripa, Filippo Cavallo, Francesco Giuliani, Antonio Greco
2017 Journal of Alzheimer's Disease  
the range of activities of daily living for people with dementia and to provide a snapshot of the effect that technology is having on patients' self-reliance. 19 20 21 Methods: We reviewed the literature  ...  and wayfinding. 24 25 26 27 Conclusions: There is a potential for ICTs to support dementia care at home and to improve quality of life for caregivers, reducing healthcare costs and premature institutional  ...  home installations of people with cognitive impair- 318 ment.  ... 
doi:10.3233/jad-161145 pmid:28304297 fatcat:irgkqposb5fsdhofaxa6ro4eaa

TV-based assistive integrated service to support European adults living with mild dementia or mild cognitive impairment (TV-AssistDem): study protocol for a multicentre randomized controlled trial

Jessica Marian Goodman-Casanova, José Guzmán-Parra, Gloria Guerrero, Elisa Vera, Pilar Barnestein-Fonseca, Gabriella Cortellessa, Francesca Fracasso, Alessandro Umbrico, Amedeo Cesta, Diana Toma, Flavia Boghiu, Rodolphe Dewarrat (+4 others)
2019 BMC Geriatrics  
The application is intended to be used daily at home, mainly by the participants themselves, with the help of their informal caregivers.  ...  The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of TV-AssistDem to improve quality of life in people with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia.  ...  Stimulus© made a substantial contribution to the project by providing the cognitive stimulation software. 5 MEDEA, Massa, Italy.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12877-019-1267-z pmid:31492113 pmcid:PMC6731559 fatcat:2r7uqazalnav5doprrldqpqaj4

Ethical Considerations in Electronic Monitoring of the Cognitively Impaired

Y. Tony Yang, Charles G. Kels
2017 Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine  
This article reviews the ethical issues raised by electronic monitoring of cognitively impaired persons, with the goal of transcending a narrow focus on decisional capacity in favor of a patient-centered  ...  Cognitive impairment afflicts an estimated 16 million people in the United States. Wandering is a concerning behavior associated with cognitive impairment, as it may threaten patient safety.  ...  The number of people living with cognitive impairment is quickly increasing in the United States.  ... 
doi:10.3122/jabfm.2017.02.160219 pmid:28379834 fatcat:zosxnghu5bfvxptjoqyubbh4ae

Technology in geriatrics

Alberto Pilotto, Raffaella Boi, Jean Petermans
2018 Age and Ageing  
interaction technologies for supporting older people with motility and cognitive impairments as humanoid robots, exoskeletons, rehabilitation robots, service robots and companion-type are interdisciplinary  ...  A substantial lack of appropriate clinical trials to establish the clinical role of technologies to improve physical or cognitive performances and/or quality of life of subjects and their caregivers may  ...  Some ongoing multicentre clinical trials will inform on the clinical application and impact on the care of people with disabilities by such a technology [8] .  ... 
doi:10.1093/ageing/afy026 pmid:29546366 fatcat:ud6p2m5ggfglxotkbfi7mqlocu

FOLLOW.ME – a system dedicated to patients with cognitive impairment

Athena Cristina Ribigan, Neurology Department, University Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Raluca Stefania Badea, Octaviana Rusu, Ovidiu Alexandru Bajenaru, "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Neurology Department, University Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Neurology Department, University Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Neurology Department, University Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest
2018 Romanian Journal of Neurology  
The aim of paper is to present a system designed for patients with all types of neurocognitive impairment that can improve the quality of life of not only the patients with major neurocognitive impairment  ...  Neurocognitive impairment represents a frequent pathology among elderly people and not only, in the last decades the major focus of global health research being patient's safety.  ...  CONCLUSIONS As people with neurocognitive impairment progressively limit their activities over years due to security concerns we created a monitoring system designed for those patients.  ... 
doi:10.37897/rjn.2018.3.3 fatcat:p6nu3lg6pfcyvowgj75bwuoxky

Emerging Issues of Intelligent Assistive Technology Use Among People With Dementia and Their Caregivers: A U.S. Perspective

Deborah Vollmer Dahlke, Marcia G. Ory
2020 Frontiers in Public Health  
The increasing number of older adults with cognitive deficits, including dementia, poses a major challenge for public health in the United States.  ...  At the same time, the limited number of informal and professional caregivers available to support this rapidly growing population is of mounting concern.  ...  CONCLUSION IATs' are increasingly supporting the desire for aging in place and independence of people living with a range of cognitive impairments allowing them and their caregivers to live healthier and  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpubh.2020.00191 pmid:32528920 pmcid:PMC7254691 fatcat:zvbmye22drg7vex5hgmrgkpm7m
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