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Advancements in Civil Engineering & Technology

Smart Built-Environments for People Living with Dementia

  • Open or Close Tauseef Gulrez1,2*

    1Robotics and Signature Scientist MACRO Private Limited, Australia

    2Department of Computing, Macquarie University, Australia

    *Corresponding author: Tauseef Gulrez, Department of Computing, Macquarie University, Australia

Submission: June 21, 2018; Published: July 09, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/ACET.2018.01.000516

ISSN 2639-0574
Volume1 Issue4

Abstract

Ageing population is a world-wide rapidly growing phenomena [1,2]. Increased longevity is often associated with susceptibility to diseases which lead to cognitive or physical decline of human body. There are an estimated 47 million people worldwide living with dementia in 2015. According to a recent estimate, by 2035 the population of people living with dementia will double. With the current trends in population demographics, it is becoming increasingly difficult for governments worldwide to fully support the health and social care systems. One of a recent challenge for civil engineering is to create Dementia friendly communities and housing.

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