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Technological resources to support caregivers of patients with dementia

The importance of information as an accompanying resource for the elderly with dementia on the part of the caregiver

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it better support family caregivers as they care for a loved one with dementia?

Elaboration of a portal with several resources (videos, interviews, forum, research) and gamification so that the caregiver besides having information about the disease can participate in a support group and have quality of life

Um portal será criado. O cuidador terá acesso a informações sobre demência através de vídeos, podcasts e também através de artigos científicos. Os cuidadores terão um fórum de contato com profissionais (geriatras) e um fórum e a interação dos cuidadores. A fim de facilitar o trabalho do cuidador, serão apresentados vídeos e textos para que possam ser utilizados para estimular as atividades dos pacientes. Considerando a importância da saúde física e mental do cuidador, os vídeos sobre alimentação saudável, exercícios de alongamento, jogos que estimulam a memória e a cognição e informações sobre a prevenção da demência estarão disponíveis.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

The goal is to integrate information, community of caregivers (through the forum) and specialists. Once health professionals guide caregivers to access the portal, and caregivers realize the importance of this communication environment, access will increase

What skills, input, or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

In order to implement this proposal, it will be necessary to contact experts dealing with dementia (physicians, physiotherapists, psychologists and nutritionists). In addition, it will be necessary professionals who have knowledge of digital accessibility to elaborate the portal and implementation resources. I will need the help of OpenIDEO to develop this project.

How long has your idea existed?

  • 0-3 months

This idea emerged from

  • An Individual

Tell us about your work experience:

I am biomedical and act as a distance tutor in Virtual Learning Environments (AVA). Access to web resources encourages lifelong learning, entertainment and people-to-people contact. I believe that technological resources can help caregivers in their daily routines.

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Arquivo Desafio. Autora Siony da Silva


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