A Goal-Driven Framework for Individualised Self-Care for Early-Stage Dementia.

Jonathan Turner, Technological University Dublin
Ciaran Nugent, Technological University Dublin
Damon Berry, Technological University Dublin
Dympna O'Sullivan, Technological University Dublin
Julie Doyle, Dundalk Institute of Technology
Michael Wilson, Dundalk Institute of Technology
Ann Marron, Health Service Executive, Ireland

Document Type Conference Paper

HEALTHINFO 2021 : The Sixth International Conference on Informatics and Assistive Technologies for Health-Care, Medical Support and Wellbeing


For people with early or moderate dementia, there are benefits to them continuing to live in their own homes for as long as possible, both in improved quality of life and associated measures such as increased social contact, increased physical activity and lower use of medication, and reduced costs and burden of care. Tools to help extend period of independent living, and to maintain quality of life in this period, are lacking. Systems exist to monitor individuals for problems, e.g. falls or wandering from the home, but there is scope for development of computerised support to help maintain activity in independent living. We aim to monitor achievement of activities, by app and by sensors, and provide recommendations on how to best maintain activities.