—Management of dementia puts a burden on those who are taking care of a care seeker that suffer from this chronic condition. Care takers frequently need to assist their care seekers with activities of daily living. Our application, runs on several Android based devices with GPS and communication capabilities. This allows for care takers to assist and help care seeker. Our aim is to develop an android application for people suffering from Dementia/Alzheimer's which will help them in performing their daily activities. India's population is undergoing a rapid transition. Soon, there will be a sharp increase in the number of older people in our population. Regions with more favorable health indicators seem to be ageing faster. India was home to more than 75 million people older than sixty years in 2001. This age group, which was 7.5% of the population, is expected to grow dramatically in the coming decades. Analysis of the census data shows marked variations in the rate of aging within India ranging from 10.5% in Kerala to 4% in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. We through our application ADAM (Application for Dementia and Alzheimer's Management) decided to address this issue by creating an easy intuitive environment to help care seekers in their day to day activities. A Care seeker in general faces the following problems. 1. Who Am I, 2. Who Is This, 3.Where Am I, 4. What To Do. These problems were identified as the major issues faced by care seeker. In addition to these problems we decided to include certain utilities like Calling an SOS contact or emergency contact. Each of these questions is addressed in individual modules of the same names.
Index Terms—ADAM, dementia and alzheimer’s management, android application.
The authors are with the C-7, Sankul Apartments, Nr Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Erandwane, Pune, Maharashtra, India 411004 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Kaustubh Walokar, Manish Khandelwal, and Apekshit Bhingardive, "Android Application for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Management -ADAM," International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 630-631, 2012.