An Interactive Multimedia System for Monitoring the Progressive Decline of Memory in Alzheimer’s Patients

  • Hala Al-Muhanna
  • Rawan Al-Wabil
  • Hailah Al-Mazrua
  • Noura Al-Fadhel
  • Areej Al-Wabil
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 174)

Abstract

This paper describes an assistive technology designed for longitudinal monitoring of memory decline for people with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). While there are systems designed for rehabilitation of people with AD, supporting caregivers, and psychosocial intervention, there is a lack in technology support that provides quantitative measures of progressive memory decline that can assist physicians in clinical settings. An interactive autobiographical memory repository of images and sound recordings was developed to facilitate measuring memory recall and recognition. The system functionality and the user-centered design approach of involving geriatric psychiatry specialists and caregivers are described.

Keywords

Alzheimer’s Disease Memory Decline Caregivers Elders User-Centered Design Caregiver Burden 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hala Al-Muhanna
    • 1
  • Rawan Al-Wabil
    • 1
  • Hailah Al-Mazrua
    • 1
  • Noura Al-Fadhel
    • 1
  • Areej Al-Wabil
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Technology Department, College of Computer and Information SciencesKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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