E-Health Solutions for Aging In Place with Cognitive Impairment: Preliminary Results of a Systematic Review

Samantha Dequanter, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Mame-Awa Ndiaye, Jessica Dion, Ellen Gorus, Maaike Fobelets, Ronald Buyl

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Abstract

Worldwide, the proportion of older adults (60+) is growing very fast, increasing the prevalence of cognitive disorders such as Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia. Recent literature shows a clear preference of older adults towards Aging in Place (AIP). In order to realize AIP in cognitively impaired older adults, appropriate measurements regarding safety and practical feasibility need to be taken. In answer to this issue, various e-Health solutions have been developed in the last decade, targeting support of memory, social contact, daily activities and personal safety. Much attention has also been given to solutions for caregivers of cognitively impaired older adults. Since the field of e-Health research is expanding at fast pace, implementing effective e-Health solutions based on research evidence constitutes a challenge. Therefore, this systematic review aims to review recent study findings in the field of e-Health research regarding community-dwelling cognitively impaired older adults and their informal caregivers. We also consider potential adverse effects of adoption of these solutions. An initial search led to 12999 potentially relevant citations. First-level title-screening of citations was completed in January 2019. Third-level full-text screening is targeted for April 2019. If possible, effect sizes for each type of e-Health intervention will be calculated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICT4AWE 2019 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health
Subtitle of host publicationPosition paper
EditorsLeszek Maciaszek, Leszek Maciaszek, Martina Ziefle
PublisherScitepress
Pages267-273
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789897583681
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2019
Event5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Duration: 2 May 20194 May 2019

Publication series

NameICT4AWE 2019 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health
Abbreviated titleICT4AWE 2019
CountryGreece
CityCrete
Period2/05/194/05/19

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Caregivers
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Dementia
  • E-Health
  • Gerontechnology
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Systematic Review

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