Novas tecnologias aplicadas à estimulação cognitiva em idosos com demência: Efeitos e potencialidades

Translated title of the contribution: New techonologies towards cognitive stimulation in elderly with dementia: Effects and potential

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Abstract

Dementia is currently one of the main diseases associated with aging, with serious and significant functional limitations for the elderly. Given its increasing incidence [1], intervention in the field of dementia has been guided by the development of cognitive stimulation strategies and programs, which seek to minimize its adverse effects and simultaneously optimize elderly overall functionality [2] [3] [4]. These programs are new fields of knowledge and intervention, in more recent cases supported by new technologies that, due to their sensitivity, efficiency and accessibility, prove effective in terms of intervention in cognitive impairment. Indeed, several programs, using new technologies, have demonstrated their usefulness and positive outcomes for elderly with dementia. The aim of this paper is to present an empirical approach review of the effects of cognitive stimulation using new technologies in elderly patients with dementia. The conclusion emphasizes that intervention produces successful results in the stabilization and improvement of cognitive losses, presenting new technologies as important alternatives to the more conventional ways of dealing with this disease.

Translated title of the contributionNew techonologies towards cognitive stimulation in elderly with dementia: Effects and potential
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publication2015 10th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Electronic)9789899843455
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2015
Event10th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2015 - Aveiro, Portugal
Duration: 17 Jun 201520 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference10th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2015
CountryPortugal
CityAveiro
Period17/06/1520/06/15

Keywords

  • cognitive stimulation
  • dementia
  • effects
  • new technologies
  • potential

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