Unlocking memories, reigniting joy: a feasibility study on personalized interactive games to enhance reminiscence for people with alzheimers disease

Anis Abu Hashim, juhaida ismail*, Emma Nuraihan Mior Ibrahim*, Marina Ismail (Advisor)

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

his paper discusses the significance of research focused on progressive dementia due to the pressing needs of an aging population. Technological solutions have been explored as useful tools to diagnose, manage and treat elderly patients with Alzheimer disease (AD). Interactive games have proven to be an effective therapeutic approach for individuals with AD, improving cognitive function and quality of life. An interactive game was incorporated in my-MOBAL app, a personalized digital memory book, was developed to enhance reminiscence and stimulate cognitive function in individuals with AD. A feasibility study was conducted with clinical experts, an elderly user, and caretakers to collect data via interview and direct observation. Qualitative data collected over 8 weeks showed that personalized interactive games tailored to specific user can promote a sense of familiarity and connection to identity, providing comfort and reducing disorientation in individuals with dementia. It also encouraged communication between the user and the caretakers. Incorporating personalized elements in the interactive games could help to promote autonomy and independence, which are crucial for maintaining self-identity in individuals with dementia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationICT 2023
PublisherIADIS
Pages53-63
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-8704-50-4
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, MCCSIS 2023 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 15 Jul 202318 Jul 2023
Conference number: 17

Conference

Conference17th Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, MCCSIS 2023
Abbreviated titleMCCSIS 2023
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityPorto
Period15/07/2318/07/23

Keywords

  • NLA

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