Exploring Patterns of Activities of Daily Living in the Home Environment


Tönis, Thijs M. and Akker, Harm op den and Boerema, Simone T. and Polen, Freek van and Hermens, Hermie J. (2011) Exploring Patterns of Activities of Daily Living in the Home Environment. In: 3rd Wireless World Workshop, W3 2011, 27 September 2011, Enschede, the Netherlands.

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Abstract:Background: Senior citizens tend to live longer and longer independently. Judging whether a senior person is still capable of living on his own is often based on the occurrence of incidents, with all consequences thereof. In the specific case of early dementia, the symptoms are not immediately apparent and the occurrence and severity of incidents progress gradually over time. In this case, the children or grandchildren are burdened by the question whether or not the elderly adult can still live safely and independently in his or her own home. This decision is only based on input obtained through incidental visits. We believe that the capability of independent living can only be objectively judged, by a health professional, if long term objective information on the elderly person's daily activities of living (ADL) is available.
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