AgeTech, Cognitive Health, and Dementia

Andrew Sixsmith, Judith Sixsmith, Mei Lan Fang, Becky Horst

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Abstract

This book explores the ways in which AgeTech can contribute to healthy cognitive aging and support the independence of people with dementia. Technology can play a key role in supporting the health, independence, and well-being of older adults, particularly as a response to rapid worldwide population aging. AgeTech refers to the use of technologies, such as information and communication technologies (ICTs), robotics, mobile technologies, artificial intelligence, ambient systems, and pervasive computing to drive technology-based innovation to benefit older adults. AgeTech has the potential to provide new ways of meeting the growing demands on health and social care services to support people to stay healthy and active. As such, AgeTech represents an increasingly important market sector within world economies. The book also addresses some of the research, innovation, and policy challenges that need to be resolved if technology-based products and services are to fulfill their potential and deliver real-world impacts to improve the lives of older adults and their carers, thus promoting more inclusive communities for the benefit of all.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherMorgan and Claypool Publishers
Number of pages166
ISBN (Electronic)9781681739021 (PDF)
ISBN (Print)9781681739014 (pbk), 9781681739038 (hbk)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020

Keywords

  • dementia
  • cognitive health
  • cognitive impairment
  • aging
  • technology
  • AgeTech
  • co-design
  • user-centered methods
  • ethics
  • innovation
  • Health Care Coalitions

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