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The Use of Personalized Digital Memory Book as a Reminiscence Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Patients

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Abstract

Many researchers have been carried out in order to increase motivation and to stimulate the ability of memorizing among the Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) patients. Modern therapy methods have begun to integrate with multimedia and computer technology in their therapy session for more desirable results. Memory book is an example of an application that is used to assist in the treatment of people who is suffering from the AD. With the advancement in computer technologies, the concept of traditional memory book has been transformed to an attractive, interactive as well as an effective digital memory book. This paper looks into the design and development of a personalized digital memory book specially catered for a 67 years old early stage Alzheimer’s patient. The content included some information about the patient’s family and a multimedia-based learning guide on how to perform prayer (solah). The Alzheimer’s patient, who was previously a devoted Muslim, has now succumbed to her disease and has forgotten how to pray. The outcome from this study revealed that with the help of the personalized memory book, the patient was able to give positive response. Due to the promising result, this study should be continued with some improvement on its contents, user interface design and the hardware used.

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  • alzheimer’s disease
  • memory book
  • multimedia
  • reminiscence therapy

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Hashim, A., Mohd. Rias, R., Kamaruzaman, M.F. (2013). The Use of Personalized Digital Memory Book as a Reminiscence Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Patients. In: Zaman, H.B., Robinson, P., Olivier, P., Shih, T.K., Velastin, S. (eds) Advances in Visual Informatics. IVIC 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8237. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02958-0_46

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