NTIN: International Conference on Aging and Dementia Healthcare

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Technologies in Dementia Care & Education: The Journey To Date & The Journey Ahead

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Worldwide, people are living longer, & the population is ageing. Old age is the strongest known risk factor for dementia. Currently, approximately 55 million people have dementia, & this is expected to rise to 78 million & 139 million in 2030 & 2050 respectively1. Dementia has considerable social & economic implications such as costs associated with medical & social care as well as informal care burden & stress relating to physical, emotional, & financial pressures experienced by families1. Dementia care & education of healthcare professionals is thus important. Harnessing technology in dementia care & education is mounting to improve (a) healthcare professionals’ knowledge, skill, & attitudes; as well as (b) cognition, neuropsychiatric symptoms, or quality of life in people living with dementia. There has also been a developmental shift in the design of technological products, firstly from a supplier-centered design (i.e., service providers design a product) to user-centered design (i.e., based on the needs of users), & now to co-design key stakeholders work collaboratively to identify the problem & design a solution. In this keynote presentation, an overview of the technologies used in dementia care & education will be presented. This will be followed by a deliberation of the current evidence of technology-enabled dementia education & the use of innovative technology (specifically socially assistive robotics) in dementia care. Finally, the paradigm shift from a user-centred to a co-creation approach in the design & development of technologies in dementia care & education will be presented for discussion.  
Period14 Jan 2023
Event titleNTIN: International Conference on Aging and Dementia Healthcare
Event typeConference
LocationTaiwan, Province of ChinaShow on map