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PEAR: An approach for Person-Centred Care of Dementia Patients


Authors: A. Kumar, S. Chan, C. T. Lau, and M. Ma
Title: PEAR: An approach for Person-Centred Care of Dementia Patients
Abstract: Background: With the exponential growth in the number of dementia patients, care facility faces unprecedented challenges. In one hand, we aim to provide better services employing the philosophy of Person-centered care, on the other hand, we face a severe scarcity of resources in terms of finance, time, and manpower. Method: Technology is our best resort to meet the ever-rising demands in this sector. PEAR is an application which tackles this problem by developing an end to end information technology infrastructure, based on the principle of Person-centered care. It is designed to be used in a care facility to mitigate the task of scheduling of activities. Result: Usually, the scheduling tasks are performed by caretakers which take lots of time, effort and are not very efficient. The app provides method to automatically schedule the task of each patients based on its preferences and physical constraints if any. Conclusion: Many a times a personal preference is neglected due to lack of manpower or efforts in mitigating the managing the personalized preferences. The app tries to solve the problem associated with the lack of personalized care in day-care facilities.
Keywords: Dementia; Person-centred care; Games for dementia; Scheduling algorithm; App for dementia
Journal Name: International Journal of Information Technology, vol. 23, no. 1
Publisher: Singapore Computer Society
Year: 2017
Accepted PDF File: PEAR_An_approach_for_Person-Centred_Care_of_Dementia_Patients_accepted.pdf
Permanent Link: http://www.intjit.org/journal/download/down.php?file=/23/1/231_2.pdf
Reference: A. Kumar, S. Chan, C. T. Lau, and M. Ma, “PEAR: An approach for person-centred care of dementia patients,” International Journal of Information Technology, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 1–11, 2017.
bibtex: 
@article{LILY-j38,
   author	= {Kumar, Ashish and Chan, Syin and Lau, Chiew Tong and Ma, Maode}, 
   title	= {{PEAR}: An approach for Person-Centred Care of Dementia Patients}, 
   journal	= {International Journal of Information Technology}, 
   year		= {2017},  
   volume	= {23}, 
   number	= {1}, 
   pages	= {1-11},
   publisher 	= {Singapore Computer Society}, 
}