4/08/2019 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Room: 151 G

Educational Session | Improving Memory and Specialty Care


Joshua Crews

Design Team Director


Jennifer DuBose

Associate Director and Senior Research Associate

SimTigrate Design Lab

Amy Rodriguez

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

Emory University


E09 - Designing a Learning Laboratory to Empower People with Mild Cognitive Impairment

An estimated 10 percent of people over the age of 70 have a condition known as Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). MCI reduces individuals’ ability to accomplish instrumental activities of daily living and shrinks their life space, but with the right support they can remain independent. This session will discuss how design, technology, and programs can empower individuals who are diagnosed with MCI. Within the context of the personal caregiver interaction, the patient’s home, and the patient’s community, presenters will illustrate the challenges to providing independence and social support that will help them stay a vital part of the community.
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