ICT technologies empowering people with mild dementia and their carers

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1st February 2018, 8.00 – 14.00
ETSI Telecomunicación, Universidad Politéctica de Madrid

Av. Complutense, 30, 28040, Madrid

It is estimated that around 9 million people are living with dementia in Europe.  Dementia symptoms tend to get worse over time and gradually begins to damage the brain. A project SMART4MD developed a computer tablet-based application that focuses especially on the needs of people with mild dementia. At the conference, project consortium and experts with technological and healthcare background will discuss approaches to the treatment of mild dementia and how SMART4MD application and other ICT technologies can improve the effort for a better life of people with mild dementia, their , as well as healthcare and ICT professionals.

Programme of the conference:
8.30    Registration desk open
9:00    Trends in the treatment of people with mild dementia. Moderator: Dra. María Quintana. Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa
New therapies. Dra. Sagrario Manzano, Sección de Neurología, Hospital Infanta Cristina, Parla, Madrid.
Biomarkers LCR. Dr Guillermo García, Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid.
Non-pharmacological therapies. Dr Javier Olazarán, María Wolf.
10:30  Tablet based application SMART4MD specifically developed for patients with mild dementia.
What does the application SMART4MD provide clinically? Dr. Fermín Mayoral, Servicio Andaluz De Salud, IBIMA

Launch of the SMART4MD pilot in Spain.  Dra. Maite Garolera. Consorci Sanitari De Terrassa.      
SMART4MD communication platform. Jose Antonio Rodríguez. Vodafone Spain.
Presentation of SMART4MD application. David de Mena. Servicio Andaluz De Salud, IBIMA.
12:00    Coffee break and networking
12:30    Presentation of other ICT tools supporting the quality of life of elderly people. Moderator: Dra. Rebeca García. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
TV ASSIST DEM. Dr. Fermín Mayoral, Servicio Andaluz de Salud – IBIMA
IN LIFE. Dr. Álvaro García, Matia Institute.
Technological Coexistence Unit Project. Lucia Rodríguez, AFA Parla.
ReMemory. Dra. Maite Garolera, Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa.
13.15    Panel discussion on ICT tools for the elderly through the optics of healthcare professionals, technologists, patients and caregivers. Moderator: Dra. Maite Garolera. Consorci Sanitati de Terrassa.

Manuel Nevado, Psychologist, Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Professor of Nebrija University and Consultant Now.

Giuseppe Fico, Biomedical Engineering, Technician and Project Manager, UPM.

Victoria Mendoza Roldán, AFA Parla.  

Registration is required: please click here.
Spanish is the official language of the conference.
Website www.smart4MD.eu

 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 643399.