Workshop on User Interaction Methods for Elderly People with Dementia
The development of dementia happens to a large part of elderly people. Since the condition is – so far – without a cure, the only means of dealing with it, currently, is personal or institutional care. Basically, as dementia progresses, the affected person tends to forget more about his or her immediate surroundings and regresses into early memories from childhood, for example. The results are disorientation, confusion and the inability to perform many daily life tasks like keeping appointments or even a regular way of life. The high prevalence of the condition in conjunction with the very personnel-consuming means of treatment poses a direct challenge to existing health care systems in the near future.