Telemedicine and alzheimer disease: ICT-based services for people with alzheimer disease and their caregivers

Letteria Spadaro, Francesca Timpano, Silvia Marino, Placido Bramanti

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Abstract

The focus of this chapter is to asses a new model of care in dementia, particularly Alzheimer's Disease (AD). According with sociotechnical approaches, the authors describe a proof of concept, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) intervention, as a technical and organizational model of robust, reliable, and efficient clinical practice to meet the medical, psychological, and social needs of AD people and their family. The authors also propose the "Identification-Recognition-Evaluation-Application Model" as process methodology in a telemedicine project. In this perspective, the technology has to be analyzed as technology-in-use, a process coming out from an ecology of specific actions and actors. Finally, the authors describe their experience of a longitudinal study in which ICT networking technologies are used to implement coping strategies, in order to improve the quality of life of AD families.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTelehealth Networks for Hospital Services: New Methodologies
PublisherIGI Global
Pages191-206
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781466629790
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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    Spadaro, L., Timpano, F., Marino, S., & Bramanti, P. (2013). Telemedicine and alzheimer disease: ICT-based services for people with alzheimer disease and their caregivers. In Telehealth Networks for Hospital Services: New Methodologies (pp. 191-206). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-2979-0.ch013