When a person begins to develop Alzheimer Disease, they may begin to have difficulties living independently. Episodes occur in which the relatives of the affected person can detect difficulties in the administration of money, driving a vehicle or the ability to live alone on the part of the person suffering from cognitive impairment. In the early stages of Alzheimer Disease, some people still believe that they can function without problems, and may even insist that they are well and that it makes no sense to try to interfere with their lives.
In recent years, innovative approaches have been developed that allow Persons with Alzheimer to develop a life as full as possible outside the healthcare environment, improving their Quality of Life (QoL), as well as ICT Tools (Apps and Assistive Technologies) that enhance their autonomy, in a secure environment with the precise supports.
AD-AUTONOMY is launched with the main objective of increasing the competences (attitudes, skills, knowledge) of Persons with Initial/Mild Alzheimer, Families and Caregivers, about how to improve their Quality of Life through Autonomy through an innovative training program
The project has the next specific objectives:
Aware and motivate this group on the importance of maintaining the autonomy of people, within a security and support environment, as an element of Quality of Life for Persons with Alzheimer and their families.
To maintain the Autonomy of Persons with Alzheimer for taking decisions and live independently with a global Wellbeing and Quality of Life approach.
Transfer good practices and recommendations to this group to promote Autonomy through training in the execution of daily routines
Transfer tools, including Apps and Assistive Technologies, to support the processes of empowering and increasing Autonomy of Persons with Alzheimer.
Transfer techniques for the emotional management of impairment associated with illness and related problems, based on the concept of mindfulness.
Involve professionals and supports