“In-Home Technology for Dementia Caregivers”
This study aims to develop and evaluate in-home assistive technology that is designed to alleviate anxiety, burden, and loneliness in spousal and familial caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia.
Device - In-home technology
Intelligent bots monitor the in-home sensors, learn typical patterns, and provide caregivers with text messages via cell phone and alerts via the tablet when worrisome behaviors occur. Social contact is encouraged using a trusted circle of friends and family who are encouraged to stay in contact and share photos and videos with the caregiver and person with dementia via the digital display.
Device - Limited in-home technology
Intelligent bot monitors the in-home water leak sensor and provide caregivers with text messages via cell phone and alerts via the tablet when worrisome conditions occur.
Developing and Evaluating In-Home Supportive Technology for Dementia Caregivers