New horizons in digital innovation and technology in dementia: potential and possible pitfalls

Vincenza Frisardi, Pinar Soysal, Susan Deborah Shenkin

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Abstract

We are witnessing a rapid digitalisation and technology revolution, and the COVID-19 pandemic has catalysed this, highlighting novel opportunities in the delivery of healthcare services worldwide [1,2]. Developments in medical engineering and robotics have provided new opportunities in diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of patients, especially in surgery and rehabilitation. How will such developments impact people living with dementia (PLwD), their family and friends, and those who provide health and social care for them? There is huge potential, but also the possibility of pitfalls, which must be addressed using a collaborative, multidisciplinary, and above all person-centred approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1025-1027
JournalEuropean geriatric medicine
Volume13
Issue number5
Early online date26 Jul 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2022

Keywords

  • Dementia/diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Technology

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