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Handbook of Research on Innovations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia

Book Description

Technology is playing an increasing role in the lives of the elderly. One of the most prevalent developments for the aging population is the use of technological innovations for intervention and treatment of individuals with mental impairments. The Handbook of Research on Innovations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia offers empirical research and theoretical analyses on the cognitive impairment of the aging. Featuring studies in gerotechnology, this book is an essential resource for researchers, students, and practitioners in the field of geriatrics who are interested in the emerging research, clinical practices, therapy, and technological innovations concerning the development and treatment of dementia.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. BOOK TOPICS
    3. FUTURE OUTLOOK AND A FINAL NOTE FOR READERS OF THIS BOOK
  6. Section 1: Aging and Innovations
    1. Chapter 1: New Technologies and Neuropsychological Evaluation of Older Adults
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISSUES CONCERNING THE USE OF COMPUTERIZED NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL MEASURES IN HEALTHCARE
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: “Personal Training”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Graceful Ageing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EXERGAMING
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Neuroimaging Approaches for Elderly Studies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND ON NEUROIMAGING MODALITIES
      4. STRUCTURAL NEUROIMAGING
      5. BACKGROUND ON BRAIN PLASTICITY
      6. STRUCTURAL NEUROIMAGING IN AGING AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
      7. FUNCTIONAL NEUROIMAGING IN AGING AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  7. Section 2: Gerotechnology for Dementia: Basic Aspects, Models/Prototypes, Specific Applications, and Pilots
    1. Chapter 5: Cognitive Exercising for Patients with MCI Using Serious Games
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INDIVIDUALS WITH MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT
      4. BACKGROUND
      5. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 6: A Review of Interventions with Assistive Technologies for Patients with Cognitive Impairment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENTS
      4. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
      5. ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS: BRAIN COMPUTER INTERFACE (BCI) AND HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE (HMI)
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTE
    3. Chapter 7: Implementing Cognitive Exercises in Electronic Form for Supporting Patients with Alzheimer's Disease
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAMS
      5. STUDIES
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 8: Enabling Accessibility Features in Enhanced VR Environments for Supporting Spatial Abilities and Social Interaction in Elderly and MCI Patients
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL OF ACCESSIBILITY IN VR INFOTAINMENT DOMAIN
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
    5. Chapter 9: Integrated Care
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    6. Chapter 10: Decision Support in the Elderly Healthcare
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. SCENARIOS
      7. RESULTS
      8. FUNCTIONAL DECLINE
      9. METHODOLOGY
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 11: Robot Programming and Tangible Interfaces for Cognitive Training
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PILOT STUDY
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  8. Section 3: Assistive Technologies for Dementia in the Home and Environment
    1. Chapter 12: An Ambient Intelligence System for the Monitoring, Empowerment, and Disease Evolution Prediction for Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: ASSESSMENT OF DAILY LIVING IMPAIRMENT IN AD AND MCI PATIENTS
      4. EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL OF AUTOMATIC ADL ASSESSMENT METHODS IN THE AD AND MCI
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 13: Towards an HCI-Based Symbiotic Environment for Alzheimer's Support
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE PROPOSED ‘SYMBIOSIS’ FRAMEWORK
      5. TRANSFERABILITY, CULTURAL ISSUES, AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 14: Assistive Technologies for People with Dementia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FOCUS ON ASSISTIVE DEVICES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 15: Unobtrusive Smart Environments for Independent Living and the role of Mixed Methods in Elderly Healthcare Delivery
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. AGEING POPULATION: A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE
      5. METHODS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 16: Unobtrusive Low-Cost Physiological Monitoring Using Visual Information
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PUPIL SIZE ESTIMATION
      5. PULSE RATE ESTIMATION
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 17: Reviewing Home Based Assistive Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 18: Instrumenting the eHome and Preparing Elderly Pilots
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INSTRUMENTING ELDERLY SUPPORT E-HOMES; THE USEFIL WAY
      4. INTEGRATING MODULAR AAL ENVIRONMENTS: THE USEFIL EXPERIENCE
      5. PREPARING AND RUNNING PRE-TRIALS FOR ELDERLY SUPPORT E-HOMES
      6. RESULTS OF THE PRE-TRIALS
      7. TRENDS: EVOLVING THE E-HOME TOWARDS INTEGRATED TRANSPARENT ELDERLY SUPPORT
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 19: Recognizing Physical Activities using Wearable Devices
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATED WORK
      4. RESEARCH QUESTION
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. ANALYSIS
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. Chapter 20: Unobtrusive Wearable Technology for Health Monitoring
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. AN OVERVIEW OF WEARABLES
      5. DATA COLLECTION AND USAGE
      6. DESIGN AND USAGE CONSIDERATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 4: Gerotechnology, Care Giver Support, Ethics, and Business Planning
    1. Chapter 21: ICT Support to Those Providing Care to Elderly
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 22: Spinning Off Business Activities for Care Giver Support
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MARKET ANALYSIS
      5. MARKETING AND SALES STRATEGY
      6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPR)
      7. PRICING STRATEGY
      8. ALLIANCES
      9. DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS
      10. BARRIERS AND WAYS TO OVERCOME THEM
      11. OUTREACH TO FOREIGN MARKETS
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. REFERENCES
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 23: Spinning off Gerotechnology Business Activities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. NEEDS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING OF THE ELDERLY PEOPLE
      4. EFFORTS TO ADDRESS THE NEED
      5. LLM CARE INNOVATION
      6. SPINNING-OFF LLM
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors