21st SciFY Academy | Dementia & Technology
Technological solutions for those who forget... a little or not
On Wednesday, 18th of October SciFY team along with Alzheimer Athens and NRSC "Demokritos" held in INNOVATHENS was held the 21st SciFY Academy on "Dementia & Technology" where we tried to answer: "How does Technology help People with Dementia?"
More than 120 health professionals, caregivers of people with dementia as well as students from related schools attended the seminar that was focused on practical solutions and tools for people with dementia.
Initially Dr. Paraskevi Sakka, Neurologist and Psychiatrist, President of the Company Alzheimer Athens and President of the National Observatory on Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, talked about Alzheimer's disease, the latest developments and how Greece is affected today in social and economic terms. See the presentation of Dr. Sakka here.
Later on, Ms. Eleni Margioti, Clinical Neuropsychologist from the Alzheimer's Athens Company, referred to the Non Pharmaceutical Interventions for dementia such as: mental empowerment, physical exercise, occupational therapy, speech therapy, etc. You can find the presentation of Ms Margioti here.
The third speaker of the event was Mr Vasilis Giannakopoulos, Marketing & Impact Manager of SciFY, where he presented the application for mobile phones "diAnoia" developed by SciFY for those who take care of people with Dementia. View the full presentation of Mr Giannakopoulos here.
Finally, Dr Vassiliki Rentoumi, researcher at NCSR "Demokritos", on the occasion of the European IASIS Project, refered to the developments regarding individualized medicine for patiens with Alzheimer's. You can find the presentation of Dr Rendumi here.
After the end of the presentations the participants had the opportunity to ask their questions to the speakers. Friends from all over Greece asked us to livestream the event and we managed. Hundreds of people watched the live streaming.
For all of you that did not participate in the event you can watch the full event it in this link: http://go.scify.gr/sfacIN21Video