TCCDW WORKSHOP (PervasiveHealth) 2009

Research Article

Intergenerational communication systems in support for elder adults with cognitive decline

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6069,
        author={Victoria Meza-Kubo and Alberto L. Moran and Marcela D.  Rodriguez},
        title={Intergenerational communication systems in support for elder adults with cognitive decline},
        proceedings={TCCDW WORKSHOP (PervasiveHealth) 2009},
        proceedings_a={TCCDW},
        year={2009},
        month={8},
        keywords={Multimodal interfaces cognitive stimulation intergenerationalgap.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6069}
    }
    
  • Victoria Meza-Kubo
    Alberto L. Moran
    Marcela D. Rodriguez
    Year: 2009
    Intergenerational communication systems in support for elder adults with cognitive decline
    TCCDW
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6069
Victoria Meza-Kubo1,*, Alberto L. Moran1,*, Marcela D. Rodriguez2,*
  • 1: Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Ensenada, Mexico
  • 2: Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexicali, Mexico
*Contact email: mmeza@uabc.mx, alberto_moran@uabc.mx, marcerod@uabc.mx

Abstract

Cognitive decline diseases, such as dementia, could be prevented through Cognitive Stimulation (CS) activities in which elders' relatives participate as informal caregivers. We carried out case studies for understanding the role of technology in the evolution of the relationships among older adults and their children, and the practices, roles and responsibilities of the elders' relatives in a CS session. Based on the results for these case studies we are proposing a pervasive system that incorporates mechanisms for facilitating elders' relatives to provide elders with instructions, help and feedback. In this paper we are presenting the design of a pervasive system that enables the diversity of the members of the elders' social family network to participate in CS sessions. This system consists of multimodal interfaces and distributed software components that enable the members of the elders' family to motivate them to carry out their CS activities.