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Enhancing the Communication Flow Between Alzheimer Patients, Caregivers, and Neuropsychologists

  • Abraham Rodriguez-Rodriguez
  • Leidia Martel-Monagas
  • Aaron Lopez-Rodriguez
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 680)

Abstract

It is estimated that by 2050 over 100 million people will be affected by the Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It not only affects the patient, but also the whole family and specially the caregiver, who is continuously under great stress conditions. We propose a software environment, called Mnemosine, designed to improve the quality of life of both Alzheimer patients and caregivers and to enhance the communication with the neuropsychologists. Mnemosine will provide them with resources that make easier the disease monitoring and facilitates the patient’s daily activities. Mnemosine also includes alarms and agenda modules to manage the patient’s daily routine, a GPS route guidance and location system, and a reports utility to evaluate disease progression.

Keywords

Alzheimer’s disease Caregiver Monitoring Software environment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abraham Rodriguez-Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Leidia Martel-Monagas
  • Aaron Lopez-Rodriguez
  1. 1.Departamento de Informática y SistemasUniversity of Las Palmas de Gran CanariaCanariasSpain

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