Brain-Tactile Interactive Device for Dementia Prevention of the Early Elderly

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Authors: Tyan Yu WuWen Yi Lin

Abstract: The increase in aging populations worldwide has led to an increase in dementia cases, a reality that may significantly raise social costs. Reducing the number of dementia cases is likely a good strategy to directly decrease social expenses while ensuring a better quality of life among the elderly. Previous research results have shown that deep depression or loneliness among the elderly is highly likely to accompany dementia syndrome. The elderly in particular may feel lonely or depressed when living independently or losing contact with their children and friends (Khosravi et al., 2016). The problem of dementia involves a variety of complex issues ranging from decreased social interaction to a lack of physical and mental activities. Experts have suggested that the best way to reduce dementia risk is to create a device that can satisfy several of the above-mentioned issues in one. For instance, a device that provides both entertainment and brain training at the same time. This study has developed such a device, called the Brain-Tactile Interactive Board (BTIB), that young elderly (ages 55 to 65 years old) populations can use as a possible preventative measure against dementia. The BTIB can enhance elderly brain stimulation and cognition through physical interaction and math calculation activities. These activities enable users to fulfill their social urges while reducing dementia risk and promoting happiness and well-being.

Keywords: Dementia, Elderly, Interaction Game Board

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1003488

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