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Assistive technology to promote active lifestyle among elderly with cognitive impairment


Che Me, Rosalam and Saion, Indastri and Alli, Hassan and Kamarudin, Khairul Manami and Sulaiman, Ruhaizin and Ferraro, Venere and Biamonti, Alessandro and Kassim, Azrol (2019) Assistive technology to promote active lifestyle among elderly with cognitive impairment. Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research, 197. pp. 455-463. ISSN 2352-5398


Advancement of technological applications in the appropriate manner could certainly be very beneficial for diverse community, regardless of age. Older adults are typically associated with the deterioration of cognitive domain which might cause them to be diagnosed with the neurodegenerative diseases. Although there is no evident cure for these diseases, but its progressions can be delayed by maintaining an active lifestyle. This paper attempts to review and summarize recent research and developments of the potential use of technology as an aid or tool to encourage elderly with the cognitive impairment to live an independent active lifestyle. The retained performance of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) is the key to an active lifestyle among elderly. The paper concludes with a brief discussion on the significant of technological application in assisting the elderly mainly with cognitive impairment to perform ADLs, as well as maintaining the good quality of life.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Design and Architecture
Publisher: Atlantis Press
Keywords: Assistive technology; Activities of daily living; Active lifestyle; Older adults; Cognitive impairment
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2020 19:32
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2020 19:32
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/80750
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