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ICT technologies empowering people with mild dementia and their carers, 1st February, Madrid

15. 01. 2018

1st February, 8.00 – 14.00
ETSI Telecomunicación, Universidad Politéctica de Madrid
Av. Complutense, 30, 28040, Madrid

It is estimated that around 9 million people are living with dementia in Europe.  Dementia symptoms tend to get worse over time and gradually begins to damage the brain. A project SMART4MD developed a computer tablet-based application that focuses especially on the needs of people with mild dementia. At the conference, project consortium and experts with technological and healthcare background will discuss approaches to the treatment of mild dementia and how SMART4MD application and other ICT technologies can improve the effort for a better life of patients, their caregivers, as well as healthcare and ICT professionals.

Programme of the conference:
8.30    Registration desk open
9:00    Trends in the treatment of people with mild dementia. Moderator: Dra. María Quintana. Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa
New therapies. Dra. Sagrario Manzano, Sección de Neurología, Hospital Infanta Cristina, Parla, Madrid.
Biomarkers LCR. Dr Guillermo García, Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid.
Non-pharmacological therapies. Dr Javier Olazarán, María Wolf.

10:30  Tablet based application SMART4MD specifically developed for patients with mild dementia.
What does the application SMART4MD provide clinically? Dr. Fermín Mayoral. Servicio Andaluz De Salud, IBIMA.
Launch of the SMART4MD pilot in Spain.  Dra. Maite Garolera, Consorci Sanitari De Terrassa.      
Technological issues of SMART4MD communication platform. Jose Antonio Rodríguez, Vodafone Spain.
Presentation of SMART4MD application. David de Mena, Servicio Andaluz De Salud. IBIMA.    
12:00    Coffee break and networking

12:30    Presentation of other ICT tools supporting the quality of life of elderly people. Moderator: Dra. Rebeca García. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
TV ASSIST DEM. Dr. Fermín Mayoral, Servicio Andaluz de Salud – IBIMA.
IN LIFE. Dr. Álvaro García, Matia Institute.
Technological Coexistence Unit Project. Lucia Rodríguez, AFA Parla.
ReMemory. Dra. Maite Garolera, Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa.

13.15    Panel discussion on ICT tools for the elderly through the optics of healthcare professionals, technologists, patients and caregivers. Moderator: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 
Manuel Nevado, Psychologist, Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Professor of Nebrija University and Consultant Now.
Giuseppe Fico, Technician and Project Manager, UPM.
Caregiver. AFA Parla.  

Registration is required: please click here.
Spanish is the official language of the conference.  



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