NavMem Kick-Off-Meeting in Oldenburg

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Age related memory decline, mild cognitive impairments (MCI), and cognitive impairments that occur with diseases, such as stroke, brain injuries, or early stages of dementia, have negative effects on the ability to navigate and to orient. Affected people who repeatedly start experiencing disorientation events often become scared of venturing out alone and consequently turn recluse and do not participate in social life anymore.

The project of NavMem (Navigation Support for Older Travellers with Memory Decline) is about developing a mobile companion for people with memory decline in order to support their navigation and orientation and at the same time promote a feeling of safety.

The project started in October and was now officially initiated with a Kick-off meeting with all the participating partners on the 22nd and 23rd of January, 2013 in Oldenburg.