TitleICT Support to Those Providing Care to Elderly: Pilot Training Activities in Greece in the Realm of the DISCOVER Project
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsSidiropoulos, Efstathios, Zilidou Vicky, Karagianni Maria, Ioannides Andreas A., Romanopoulou Evangelia, Karagiozi Konstantina I., Pandria Niki, Paraskevopoulos Evangelos, and Bamidis Panagiotis
Book TitleHandbook of Research on Innovations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia

This chapter discusses the training needs of elderlies' caregivers on Information Communication Technologies (ICTs). More precisely it describes the carers' digital skills diversity and efforts which include a broad range of skill and content learning needs. This work is part of the project DISCOVER that aims to develop competencies for EU carers. A thorough analysis of the followed training activities as well as the service and pilot methodology in four European countries is presented. The purpose of this chapter is to describe the existing limitations that carers face in ICT training and propose an efficient model for the establishment of an e-learning system for professional and family elderly caregivers.