Over 21% of the seniors suffering from dementia are exposed to polypharmacy. Both medication prescription and medication adherence tend to be a huge challenge in case of dementia. It can be difficult for medical professionals to properly assess the behavioral and psychological symptoms of the senior with dementia. And due to cognitive decline, it tends to be challenging for the seniors to take the right medication at the right time.
MedGUIDE is a European research project that provides an innovative approach to support seniors with dementia with their medication adherence through smart pill boxes and social networking. The project aims to help seniors with mild cognitive impairments living at home by:
MedGUIDE is a digital platform that will bring together informal caregivers, medical professionals, pharmacists and the seniors with dementia themselves. The platform will collect information from the local care network (senior, family, informal caregivers), both through self-reporting and sensor data collection. The self-reports and sensors will report on physical activity, sleeping patterns, movement habits, nutrition and social interaction aspects and medication intake and adherence to the prescribed therapy. The combination of the ‘human perspective’ and the ‘sensor perspective’ will provide an up-to-date view of the state and needs of the seniors with dementia. Furthermore, MedGUIDE will use big data analysis to detect changes in senior’s routines, in order to minimize side effects of medication.
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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