DESK REVIEWS | 08.02.08. Does social media or other technologies play a role in caring for a person with dementia?

DESK REVIEW | 08.02.08. Does social media or other technologies play a role in caring for a person with dementia?

No. Such technologies are starting to be explored for use in Brazil by the industries and universities; however, they are still incipient and are purchased mainly by wealthy people. There is also an important barrier for approval of commercialization of such devices by the government due to unknown reasons, but we speculate this might be due to e.g., bureaucracy, concerns about safety, and political interests. There is no official information about this for consultation.

Yes, please refer to part 7.

Technologies, such as the mobile application Qlue in Jakarta may play a role in supporting people with dementia and their carers, but there is no evidence regarding its success so far. A 2019 study authored by Yogyakarta students and published by the Ministry of Communication and Information focused on prototype machine learning with forward-chaining method to support the diagnosis of dementia (Badan Litbangkes Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia, n.d.; Kementerian Riset dan Teknologi/Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional, n.d.; Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia, n.d.).

References:

Badan Litbangkes Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia. (n.d.). Badan Litbangkes Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia.

Kementerian Riset dan Teknologi/Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional. (n.d.). Kementerian Riset dan Teknologi / Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional. https://www.ristekbrin.go.id/

Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia. (n.d.). Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia.