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Alzheimer’s Disease: Special Focus on the Efficacy of Computer-Based Training Programs - A Mini-Review

[ Vol. 15 , Issue. 13 ]

Author(s):

Blanka Klimova, Kamil Kuca* and Petra Maresova   Pages 1213 - 1219 ( 7 )

Abstract:


Background: At present, the number of older people is growing, especially in the developed countries where the living conditions enable a longer life expectancy. However, the higher age may result in the aging diseases such as dementia out which Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most frequent. Nevertheless, to maintain them both physically and mentally active, more assistance is required.

Objective: The purpose of this study is to discuss the efficacy of the use of modern information technologies, especially computer-based training programs, on people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Results: Although the results from the selected studies do not indicate that the computer-based training programs are effective in the delay of cognitive decline is concerned, they suggest that these computerbased training programs are at least appropriate for the improvement of their behavioural symptoms and progression of the disease.

Conclusion: Generally, these technological devices may contribute to the reduction of patients´ and their caregivers´ costs and certain flexibility, and thus the improvement of the quality of their life.

Keywords:

Alzheimer's disease, support devices, efficacy, review, dementia, memory.

Affiliation:

Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, 50003, Hradec Kralove, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, 50003, Hradec Kralove, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, 50003, Hradec Kralove



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