Healthy aging: the INTECMAN project

Marco Laurino, Gaspare Alfì, Lucia Billeci, Ilaria Bortone, Emma Buzzigoli, Antonella Cecchi, Silvia Del Ry, Amalia Gastaldelli, Elisa Lai, Maria Aurora Morales, Cristina Pagni, Claudio Passino, Silvia Severino, Alessandro Tonacci, Angelo Gemignani, Maria Giovanna Trivella

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Abstract

Aging is associated not only with the reduction of psychophysical and sensory capacities but also with different types of neurodegenerative disorders up to dementia manifestations. Aging in health and self-sufficiency is strictly dependent on the prevention and correction of factors that may determine reduction of psychophysical capacities (e.g., cardiovascular, locomotor and neurodegenerative ones). To reach this goal, due to the dynamics of social and family changes and to the aging of the population, health professionals can be supported by technologies which provide noninvasive monitoring of physiologic parameters and rely on telemedicine, both instruments of support and care for better aging in the home setting. The authors, starting from the initial idea of a personalized monitoring of different psychophysical variables, defined a pilot study to assess the role of a 12-month individually tailored lifestyle counseling on parameters of mild cognitive impairment in a group of elderly subjects. Data derived from the applied approach appeared promising and may open the road to the possible implementation of individual counseling, based on multiparametric non-obtrusive technologies which take into consideration both psychological and physical aspects, to be followed in the home environment.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAging clinical and experimental research
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Life-style
  • Psychophysical capacities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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