Overnight Supervision of Alzheimer's Disease Patients in Nursing Homes - System Development and Field Trial

Laura Montanini, Laura Raffaeli, Adelmo De Santis, Antonio Del Campo, Carlos Chiatti, Giorgio Rascioni, Ennio Gambi, Susanna Spinsante

Abstract

The number of patients affected by Alzheimer's disease among the population is currently growing, while the availability of resources for their assistance is decreasing. A solution for this problem is provided by the use of Ambient Assisted Living technologies, with the objectives to prolong the independent living of patients at home, to relieve assistance burden on caregivers, and to improve care effectiveness in nursing homes. This paper describes an integrated system designed to support the work of nurses during the night, to ensure comfort and safety of Alzheimer's disease patients in nursing homes. The project started from a similar solution designed for home use, suitably re-engineered for adoption in nursing homes. The system has been designed according to nurses' requirements and expectations, both by revising some existing functionalities, and by developing new components. The results gained from an experimental trial are also presented and discussed.

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Montanini L., Raffaeli L., De Santis A., Del Campo A., Chiatti C., Rascioni G., Gambi E. and Spinsante S. (2016). Overnight Supervision of Alzheimer's Disease Patients in Nursing Homes - System Development and Field Trial . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, (ICT4AGEINGWELL 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-180-9, pages 15-25. DOI: 10.5220/0005790000150025


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@conference{ict4awe16,
author={Laura Montanini and Laura Raffaeli and Adelmo De Santis and Antonio Del Campo and Carlos Chiatti and Giorgio Rascioni and Ennio Gambi and Susanna Spinsante},
title={Overnight Supervision of Alzheimer's Disease Patients in Nursing Homes - System Development and Field Trial},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, (ICT4AGEINGWELL 2016)},
year={2016},
pages={15-25},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005790000150025},
isbn={978-989-758-180-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, (ICT4AGEINGWELL 2016)
TI - Overnight Supervision of Alzheimer's Disease Patients in Nursing Homes - System Development and Field Trial
SN - 978-989-758-180-9
AU - Montanini L.
AU - Raffaeli L.
AU - De Santis A.
AU - Del Campo A.
AU - Chiatti C.
AU - Rascioni G.
AU - Gambi E.
AU - Spinsante S.
PY - 2016
SP - 15
EP - 25
DO - 10.5220/0005790000150025