Dementia has a major impact on the quality of life and entails a high perceived burden of disease. To maintain the quality of life of people with dementia or other cognitive impairments, smart applications need to be developed to provide effective support and keep the health care available and affordable. More than 50 million people worldwide live with dementia. This number will nearly double every 20 years, to 82million by 2030 and 152 million by 2050. Much of the increase will take place in developing countries. The number of people with dementia in Europe will grow rapidly from around 9.7 million in 2020 to more than 18.6 million in 2050. At the same time, the number of people available to provide care – both informal and professional carers – for patients will decrease substantially in the coming decades. Furthermore, older populations with dementia are also more likely to have more severe disease consequences than those without dementia. To maintain the quality of life of people with dementia or other cognitive impairments, smart applications need to be developed to provide effective support, based on artificial intelligence, and keep the health care available and affordable.
Both in The Netherlands and in Germany, R&D efforts are made to improve the quality of life of people with dementia using technological innovation. Germany and Dutch research institutes and companies are jointly developing new products and services for people living with dementia and their family carers. To be successful, these products need to be attuned to the needs of people with dementia and carers and developed in co-creation. Together with involved stakeholders these new products need to reach the world market of 50 million patients worldwide which is expected to grow. There is an urgent and growing need for effective products. This is what will be addressed in the mini conference on AI and Dementia.
German and Dutch companies, care providers, professional carers, universities and research institutes, governmental bodies, and healthcare investors.
|10.30-10.35||Welcome & introduction by Hans Arnold, JAIN and Vera Nijveld, Consulate-General of the Netherlands in Munich|
|10.35-10.45||Using AI to Move towards Better Individualized Treatment of Dementia |
Prof. Dr. Holger Fröhlich
Fraunhofer Scientific Computing and Algorithms Institute (SCAI), Sankt Augustin
|10.45-10.55||Human – AI Symbiosis for individual and social wellbeing |
Prof. Dr. Catholijn Jonker
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Delft University of Technology
|11.05-11.15||The potential of AI to translate unmet needs into individualized care for people with dementia|
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoffmann
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Bonn
|11.15-11.25||On the Use of Sensor Technology for Early Notification of Stress in People with Impaired Cognition |
Dr. Erwin Meinders
Mentech Innovation BV, Eindhoven
|11.35-11.45||AI for Neurotech|
Prof. Dr. Marcel van Gerven
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen
|11.45-11.55||Sensor Floors |
Future-Shape GmbH, Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn
|12.05-12.15||Closing, end of the conference|
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