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PflegeTab - Technology for a better quality of life despite the need for care in dementia

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In the project PflegeTab a multi-professional team consisting of experienced professionals from the DOMICIL senior residences and researchers from both the Technical University of Berlin and the Charité University Medicine has teamed up. Together, we want to investigate how the quality of life of nursing home residents with dementia can be influenced positively through the use of tablets.

In 2013 a promising pilot study was conducted in the nursing home DOMICIL at Schlosspark Berlin-Pankow. The results showed that participants were able to adopt the new technology amazingly well and also noticeably benefited from the use.

How can PflegeTab improve the care of patients affected by dementia?

As part of PflegeTab a novel application (“app”) for tablets is designed. It is specifically tailored to the needs of people with dementia. It allows to create individually tailored services for those affected by the disease: Fun and motivating elements adapt flexibly and automatically to the particular resources and needs of the individual. Thereby excessive demands can be avoided. From the patterns of interaction of a user with the system one can gather information about his condition. This should help to detect changes in the individual at an early stage. In addition, the system offers a number of easy to use functions, which can support and encourage people with dementia in their communication with relatives or caregivers. In this way, the system can also help to relieve relatives and caregivers.

 

Time period:
02/2015 - 03/2018
QULab contact person:
Jan-Niklas Voigt-Antons
Partners:
Funder:
GKV Spitzenverband
Publications:
Can be found on the website of: Jan-Niklas Voigt-Antons

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