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Home-Based Self-Management of Dementia: Closing the Loop

  • Timothy Patterson
  • Ian Cleland
  • Phillip J. Hartin
  • Chris D. Nugent
  • Norman D. Black
  • Mark P. Donnelly
  • Paul J. McCullagh
  • Huiru Zheng
  • Suzanne McDonough
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9102)

Abstract

Within a technological home-based self-management of dementia paradigm there exists a nexus between a person with dementia, personalised reminding technology, detection of the adherence to reminders and an additional human-in-the-loop, for example a caregiver. To date, much work has focused on either the reminding technology per-se or monitoring adherence with less emphasis on integrating these aspects into a coherent self-management system for dementia. Within this paper, we present our current work on closing the remind-sense-reason-act loop. The proposed framework is outlined and we describe an early-stage prototype that incorporates; (i) mobile-based reminding technology, (ii) detection of adherence by using environmental sensors and (iii) the potential to contact a carer in the event of non-compliance.

Keywords

Short Message Service Environmental Sensor Mild Dementia Person With Dementia Short Message Service Reminder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy Patterson
    • 1
  • Ian Cleland
    • 1
  • Phillip J. Hartin
    • 1
  • Chris D. Nugent
    • 1
  • Norman D. Black
    • 1
  • Mark P. Donnelly
    • 1
  • Paul J. McCullagh
    • 1
  • Huiru Zheng
    • 1
  • Suzanne McDonough
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computing and MathematicsUniversity of UlsterNewtownabbeyCo. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
  2. 2.School of Health SciencesUniversity of UlsterNewtownabbeyCo. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

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