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Vogel, Ricardo (author)
Several useful technologies to help people with dementia already exist. Robotic pets, for example, have been shown to alleviate negative symptoms associated with dementia. Most robotic pets, however, only have pet-like functionality. This is useful on its own, but adding additional care functionality would be helpful. A different useful tool for...
master thesis 2024
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Moukarzel, Sara (author), Zlatar, Zvinka Z. (author), Hartman, Sheri J. (author), Lomas, J.D. (author), Feldman, Howard H. (author), Banks, Sarah J. (author)
INTRODUCTION: With Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) representing an enormous public health challenge, there is a need to support individuals in learning about and addressing their modifiable risk factors (e.g., diet, sleep, and physical activity) to prevent or delay dementia onset. However, there is limited availability for...
journal article 2024
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Versteegen, Robin (author)
The growing number of dementia patients in the Netherlands has many consequences. Many people with early stage dementia live at home and are cared for by relatives. This creates a lot of pressure and stress for both the patient and the informal caregiver. A well-known and popular solution to this problem is farm-based day care, which is...
master thesis 2023
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Kriekaard, Femke (author)
A majority of people with dementia live at home. Most people living alone experience problems with wayfinding due to symptoms of their disease, like memory impairment, spatial disorientation, and loss of planning abilities. These problems can cause them to reduce their outside travel range or even stop going on independent outdoor visits...
master thesis 2023
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Atciyurt, Bugra (author)
Despite the predicted increase in the number of dementia patients, the Dutch government has opted against building any extra nursing facilities in the future. Individuals, families, healthcare institutions, and society as a whole may suffer as a result of persons with dementia remaining in their homes or neighborhoods that are unsuitable for...
master thesis 2023
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Potok, Iga (author)
This paper has argued that the absence of inter-generational contact and a deficit of care-taking in communities leads to the societal exclusion of the elderly and increases the development of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and depression. Dementia is a pressing problem of our time. The number of people with dementia is constantly rising...
master thesis 2023
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de Vette, Nikita (author)
Dementia is a familiar brain disorder, generally seen as a disease of the elderly and care homes are designed as such. However, also people between 30 and 65 can get dementia, called Young Onset Dementia and are overlooked now in architecture. Due to the different life stage in which the disease occurs, these mainstream facilities do not fit...
master thesis 2023
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van Mierlo, Sabine (author)
Introduction: Although hearing impairment is recognized as a significant modifiable risk factor for dementia, no standardized methods or guidelines exist for hearing screening in cognitively impaired patients. The objectives of this study are to establish a suitable hearing assessment method at the memory clinic, compare the prevalence of...
master thesis 2023
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Stuiver, Tom (author)
Loneliness and social isolation amongst elderly is becoming an oppressing problem and could even cause dementia over time. A worrying omen, especially when the growing dementia figures in the Netherlands are taken into consideration. A problem which is even more opressing due to the current- and future shortage of financial funding, healthcare...
master thesis 2023
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Munster, Marcel (author)
An aging population puts a pressure on health-care workers working with dementia patients globally. A potential solution is to provide care with Socially Assistive Robots (SARs), i.e. robots who help people through social interaction. However, for effective care these SARs must be able to personalize their behavior to individual patients and...
master thesis 2023
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Sanchez de Boevé, Maureen (author)
Dementia is a part of our society. One in five people, and for women even one in three, will develop dementia. Dementia has a significant impact on the lives of those affected, as well as their loved ones. This design project focuses on the impact of dementia on the adult children of a parent with Alzheimer's disease.<br/><br/>Once a parent is...
master thesis 2023
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Raja, Adhityan (author)
Dementia is an umbrella term for progressive loss of cognitive abilities, which mainly affects elderly- affecting relationships, feelings and behaviour. A person living with dementia (PLWD) might forget the names of their grandchildren, the face of their loved ones, important places and life events. Due to the rising population growth with more...
master thesis 2023
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van der Steen, Jenny T. (author), Nakanishi, Miharu (author), Van den Block, Lieve (author), Di Giulio, Paola (author), Gonella, Silvia (author), in der Schmitten, Jürgen (author), Sudore, Rebecca L. (author), Harrison Dening, Karen (author), Rietjens, J.A.C. (author)
INTRODUCTION: Existing advance care planning (ACP) definitional frameworks apply to individuals with decision-making capacity. We aimed to conceptualize ACP for dementia in terms of its definition and issues that deserve particular attention. METHODS: Delphi study with phases: (A) adaptation of a generic ACP framework by a task force of the...
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Mauro, Noemi (author), Cena, Federica (author), Putnam, Cynthia (author), Pera, M.S. (author), Roldán Álvarez, David (author)
This special issue highlights state-of-the-art research in intelligent systems and technology for people with diverse abilities. To control scope, we pay particular attention to cognitive diversity, including but not limited to, neurodevelopmental disorders and autism, cognitive and learningdisabilities, and dementia. We introduce the papers...
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Wang, Gubing (author), Albayrak, A. (author), Mattace-Raso, Francesco (author), van der Cammen, T.J.M. (author)
Long-term care is defined as a variety of services designed to meet a person’s health and personal care needs which help people live as independently and safely as possible when they can no longer perform everyday activities on their own. Depending on the needs and social context of the patient, long-term care can be provided in different...
book chapter 2023
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Venkatraghavan, Vikram (author), Voort, Sebastian R.van der (author), Bos, Daniel (author), Smits, M. (author), Barkhof, Frederik (author), Niessen, W.J. (author), Klein, Stefan (author), Bron, Esther E. (author)
Computer-aided methods have shown added value for diagnosing and predicting brain disorders and can thus support decision making in clinical care and treatment planning. This chapter will provide insight into the type of methods, their working, their input data –such as cognitive tests, imaging, and genetic data– and the types of output they...
book chapter 2023
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Klein Kranenbarg, Kyra (author)
master thesis 2022
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Ruitenburg, Yvon (author)
People with dementia often quit cooking early on in their illness because it is too complex, tiring, or frustrating. With mild dementia, people struggle with planning and figuring out the order of the cooking steps. Also, they find it challenging to stay focussed on the tasks at hand. Furthermore, their short-term memory causes them to struggle...
master thesis 2022
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Kreynen, Bernd (author)
Dementia care is a growing problem, both due to a rising number of cases and due to a shortage in healthcare workers. Aside from cognitive symptoms persons with dementia (PwDs) often deal with psychological symptoms such as agitation. The individualized music intervention (IMI) by Linda Gerdner has been proposed to reduce these. This is the...
master thesis 2021
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Croes, Laura (author), Haggerty, Shea (author)
In September 2018, the Smart Teddy project was founded by a group of researchers within the Hague University of Applied Sciences1 in the Netherlands. The Smart Teddy project is a multidisciplinary project aiming to create an interactive system, using a teddy bear as a focus point, which collects the data needed in order to enable seniors with...
bachelor thesis 2021
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