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NeuroCare—Personalization and Adaptation of Digital Training Programs for Mild Cognitive Impairments

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Changes of cognitive and physical skills are a fundamental aspect of normal aging, but these personal skills fundamentally influence the quality of life and independency of a person. This is even more critical when the changes are decreasing in an above-average or even a pathologic manner. Keeping an individual’s cognitive skills at a certain level is therefore an individual as well as a societal goal. Accompanying the demographic change, however, the number of people with Mild Cognitive Impairments (MCI) rapidly increases. One intervention approach for the stabilization of the personal skill level and a deferment of possible further degradation are specialized cognitive and physical training programs. In order to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of such training programs, concepts for the adaption and personalization of such systems constitute the focus of the scientific discussion. In this publication, a new approach for the realization of digital dementia screening as well as technological solutions for the creation of adaptive and personalized training systems are presented. These approaches and solutions build the basis for the scientifically founded creation of effective and user-centered cognitive training modules within the research project NeuroCare, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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We would like to thank the German Federal Minity of Education and Research for funding this research in the project “NeuroCare - Ganzheitliches Konzept zur Unterstützung und Entlastung von ambulanten Pflegekräften und Angehörigen bei der Betreuung von kognitiv beeinträchtigten Senioren” in the field of Ambient Assisted Living.

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Hardy, S. et al. (2015). NeuroCare—Personalization and Adaptation of Digital Training Programs for Mild Cognitive Impairments. In: Wichert, R., Klausing, H. (eds) Ambient Assisted Living. Advanced Technologies and Societal Change. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11866-6_4

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