Kate Irving

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OBJECTIVE Dementia has a multifactorial etiology, but the importance of individual health and lifestyle related risk factors is often uncertain or based on few studies. The goal of this paper is to identify the major modifiable risk factors for dementia as a first step in developing an effective preventive strategy and promoting healthy late life cognitive(More)
This paper reports a study of the risk factors for social and emotional loneliness among older people in Ireland. Using the ' Social and Emotional Scale for Adults ', the social and emotional dimensions of loneliness were measured. Emotional loneliness was conceptualised as having elements of both family loneliness and romantic loneliness. The data were(More)
(2012) 'Case study in SenseCam use as an intervention technology for early-stage dementia', Int. Abstract: Dementia is a growing concern with an estimated 41,740 in Ireland and 35.6 million people living with dementia worldwide. In the absence of a medical cure for dementia, pervasive technologies are emerging to support people with dementia. Among such(More)
This paper presents and evaluates a novel approach for automatically recommending multimedia content for use in group reminiscence therapy for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias. In recent years recommender systems have seen popularity in providing a personalised experience in information discovery tasks. This personalisation approach is naturally(More)
A common activity carried out by healthcare professionals is to test various hypotheses on longitudinal study data in an effort to develop new and more reliable algorithms that might determine the possibility of developing certain illnesses. The INnovative, Midlife INtervention for Dementia Deterrence project provides input from a number of European(More)
Many healthcare units are creating cloud strategies and migration plans in order to exploit the benefits of cloud based computing. This generally involves collaboration between healthcare specialists and data management researchers to create a new wave of healthcare technology and services. However, in many cases the technology pioneers are ahead of(More)
While there is much interest and work around the topic of how technology shapes our lives, there is less work around how technology can record our lives and how we can use that recording to remember, in cases when our own memories fail. Our work explores the incorporation of lifelogging technology into a therapeutic approach to support people with dementia.(More)
— Estimates suggest that Ireland will have 50,000 people with dementia by 2016 and over 100,000 by 2036. Combined with European total costs estimated in 2005 at €130 billion. In the absence of a cure for dementia there is a real need to develop pervasive, user-centered technologies to enhance the well-being and quality of life of people with dementia. This(More)
Ambient assisted living (AAL) technologies can provide assistance and support to persons with dementia. They might allow them the possibility of living at home for longer whilst maintaining their comfort and security as well as offering a way towards reducing the huge economic and personal costs forecast as the incidence of dementia increases worldwide over(More)