TitleCo-Creation of an Innovative Vocational Training Platform to Improve Autonomy in the Context of Alzheimer's Disease.
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2018
AuthorsBillis, Antonis, Mantziari Despoina, Zilidou Vasiliki, and Bamidis Panagiotis
Conference NameStud Health Technol Inform
Date Published2018
KeywordsAged, Alzheimer Disease, Caregivers, Humans, Personal Autonomy, Self-Help Devices, Vocational Education

Support of autonomy, at the onset and while Alzheimer's Disease progresses, is of utmost importance for both older adults and their caregivers. AD-Autonomy project aims at co-creating an innovative training platform with and for elderly people and their caregivers. Main aim of the project is to increase the competencies of older adults and their caregivers to cope with the disease effects, by leveraging existing ICT tools and applications, while transferring their applicability in real life contexts and activities. Initial anecdotal feedback is collected through a co-creation session, where all above themes were discussed and analyzed between seniors, family caregivers and professionals.

PubMed ID29968665