Many seniors suffering from dementia face challenges with the safe and healthy use of medication. This is often more of an issue in early dementia, when patients are still rather independent than in later stages of the disease when carers and nurses take over the responsibility of administering medication regimes adequately. MedGUIDE can support this process.
MedGUIDE is a European research project that created an ecosystem of smart medication dispensers, home sensors and digital platforms that support the specific needs of the platform users through smart pill boxes and social networking. Machine learning translates reports, daily activities and observations into relevant alerts on medication adherence and potentially harmful side-effects both through self-reporting and sensor data collection in the home of the seniors with dementia.
In result, MedGUIDE is able to provide insight in the actual needs of elders with dementia (based on the combined input from the patient, the network of informal caregivers, and contextual data from IoT devices), the patients’ actual medication use, side effects and adherence, as well as to provide support for improving the care and medication adherence through direct reminders and personalised road maps leveraging the network of informal caregivers.
MedGUIDE is a collaborative project with partners from The Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Romania and Cyprus. The project is part of the AAL Programme with funding by the European Union and involved National Funding Authorities.
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